Am I eligible for financial aid?
Most students are eligible for federal financial aid
There are different eligibility criteria (or rules) for different types of aid (scholarships, grants, loans) that determine who gets aid. Age, race or field of study does not affect your eligibility for federal student aid, and while income is considered, it does not prevent you from receiving financial aid from the federal government.
International students are not eligible for federal student aid. However, there are a number of different alternatives for funding your education. International students are encouraged to apply for scholarships and grants through NEOMED’s scholarship program as well as external opportunities. International students who require a student loan will need to secure a loan with a private student loan lender. Please note that lenders will require a loan cosigner who is a U.S. citizen.
To receive federal student aid, you’ll need to:
- Be accepted to or enrolled in Northeast Ohio Medical University and be enrolled at least half time status or greater in a degree granting program (non-certificate)
- Be registered with Selective Service, if you are male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
- Have a valid social security number unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress
- Sign FAFSA statements saying that you are not in default on a previous federal educational loan and do not owe a repayment on a previous federal educational grant
In addition, you must have one of the following:
- U.S. citizenship or be a permanent resident, OR
- A green card, OR
- An Arrival-Departure record, OR
- Battered immigrant status, OR
- A T-Visa