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Eligibility Requirements

All recipients of federal financial aid at Great Falls College Montana State University must meet the following general eligibility requirements:

  • Have financial need as determined by a need analysis formula provided through information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, HiSET,¬†or high school equivalency (home school students must contact the Financial Aid Office);
  • Be enrolled as a regular student in courses leading to a financial aid eligible certificate or degree program generally at least half time (some professional certifications and certain one credit seminars and workshops are not eligible for financial aid);
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in accordance with the policy of the Financial Aid Office;
  • Not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on any Title IV loan;
  • Register with Selective Service, if required;
  • Agree to use any federal student aid received solely for educational purposes;
  • Comply with the requirements of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act.