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Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for financial aid, a student must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or an eligible non-citizen. (Proof of citizenship may be required.)
  • Be a resident of Illinois for at least 12 months prior to award year to qualify for Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) programs. Proof of residency may be required.
  • Demonstrate need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Be enrolled at one of the City Colleges in an eligible financial aid program.
  • Be in compliance with City Colleges Standards of Academic Progress for recipients of financial aid.
  • Be a high school graduate, or have passed the GED. If neither of these distinctions apply, please see your financial aid office. 
  • Males 18 years of age and older must be registered with the Selective Service. Contact your local post office to register, or register online at the Selective Service System.