As a participant in federally funded programs, Bridgewater State University must adhere to certain federal guidelines and eligibility requirements. In order to be eligible to receive financial aid at BSU, you must:
have "financial need" (this can only be determined by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Department of Education)
Be a U. S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
Have a Social Security number
Maintain satisfactory academic progress*
Sign a statement of educational purpose/certification statement on refunds and default and a statement of registration status (these certifications will be provided for your signature on the FAFSA)
Possess either a high school diploma or a GED
Be a matriculated student (in other words, a student accepted into a degree or eligible certificate program) at BSU; continuing education students in non-degree/certificate programs are not eligible
Be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) for each semester during which you want to receive aid. Undergraduate students who enroll in less than 6 credits may receive a Pell Grant in limited cases.
Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 1/1/60 and are at least 18 years old**
* Please see the Satisfactory Academic Progress
section of this guide.
** Other restrictions/requirements may apply; contact the Selective Service in your local community for more information.
Last Modified: August 12, 2010