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To receive financial aid from federal programs you must meet all of the following requirements.

  • You 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.
  • You must be registered with Selective Service, if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25.
  • You must have a valid Social Security Number.
  • You may not be in default on a federal student loan.
  • You must not owe an overpayment of a federal loan or grant.
  • You may not have borrowed in excess of aggregate student loan limits.
  • You must be admitted to USD in a qualified degree program and registered at least half-time.
  • You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by USD.

Note: Incarcerated students are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. Read more about Federal Student Aid for Incarcerated Individuals on the Federal Student Aid web site.