Financial Aid Eligibility

To be considered eligible for financial aid, students must:

  • Be in Good Academic Standing.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be registered for selective service (males only).
  • Be matriculated (officially enrolled in a degree program).
  • Be registered for at least six credits (only Pell is prorated for less than 6 credits).
  • Not be in default on a previous educational loan.
  • Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate.

Important facts to remember when applying for aid:

  • Students must be registered for at least 12 credit hours at UB to be considered full time. Students who are registered for less than 12 credit hours may impact their financial aid eligibility.
  • Over-awards can occur because students are awarded other funds from outside agencies after they have accepted their award package. The over-award situation may cause aid packages to be reduced. If students receive additional funds not specified in their award letter, they should notify Student Academic Records and Financial Services in writing.
  • Students who receive Title IV Aid (FDSL Loans, Perkins Loans, Pell, or SEOG Grants) and officially resign from the university should request and refer to a copy of the Policy Statement for the Adjustment of Financial Aid Due to Discontinuance of Study. Copies are available on the Office of Financial Aid website.
  • Students who do not officially resign are considered in attendance for that semester and are responsible for all academic and financial liabilities.

Information subject to change without notice due to changes in federal, state and/or institutional rules and regulations.

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