To receive financial aid from federal programs, a student must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Must have high school diploma or GED,
  • must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen, a national or permanent resident of the U.S. or in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose,
  • must be registered with Selective Service, if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25,
  • must have a valid Social Security Number,
  • may not be in default on a federal student loan,
  • must not owe an overpayment of a federal loan or grant,
  • may not have borrowed in excess of aggregate student loan limits,
  • must be admitted to Notre Dame of Maryland University in a qualified degree program (includes teacher certification and CASE),
  • must be registered at least half-time for federal loans and FSEOG,
  • must meet requirements for institutional scholarships,
  • must meet the state's requirements for individual state financial aid programs, and
  • must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by Notre Dame of Maryland University.