Who Can Receive Federal Student Aid?

The Financial Aid Office at Wilmington University administers all major aid programs  and strives to ensure access to educational opportunity for those in greatest financial need.

There are aid programs available for both undergraduate students and graduate students.

To receive aid, including Federal Direct Stafford and PLUS Loans, a student must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
  • Must comply with Wilmington University academic requirements – (link to probation/suspension breakdowns)
  • Must not be in default on an educational loan and must not owe a repayment on an adjusted federal grant.
  • Must be enrolled in an eligible degree program and taking courses that pertain to that specific program.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (Undergraduate 12 or more credits is full time, 9 to11 credits is three quarter time, 6 to 8 credits is half time and 1 to 5 credits is less than half time. Graduate at the 500 level or above, 9 or more credits is full time, 7 to 8 is three quarter time and 5 to 6 half time).
  • If male and age 18-25, must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Must be a citizen or eligible non-citizen with a valid Social Security number.
  • Must have a high school diploma.