Eligibility Requirements


To be eligible to receive aid, you must meet each of the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • Be in compliance with the Selective Service Requirements (if required);
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program(MSAOM and DAOM degree programs);
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or pass an independently administered test approved by the US Department of Education, or meet other standards the State of California establishes that are approved by the Department.
  • Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP);
  • Not be in default on a student loan or owe a refund on a student grant.
  • Have resolved any drug conviction issues. Please see Drug and Alcohol Policy section.
  • Not be incarcerated.
    • ¬†Incarcerated students are not eligible for FSA loans, but are eligible for FSEOGs and FWS. They are also eligible for Pell grants if they are not incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution. A student is considered to be incarcerated if he or she is serving a criminal sentence in a federal, state, or local penitentiary, prison, jail, reformatory, work farm, or similar correctional institution (whether it is operated by the government or a contractor). A student is not considered to be incarcerated if he or she is in a half-way house or home detention or is sentenced to serve only weekends. Students who are currently incarcerated or who might be incarcerated during their current term of attendance must identify themselves to the Financial Aid Office in order to determine their Financial Aid eligibility.

If you have any question regarding eligibility requirements, please contact the Financial Aid Office.