Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial Aid Eligibility

All applicants for financial aid at Bloomsburg University must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Undergraduate Pennsylvania residents who are first-time applicants will also need to complete the PHEAA Grant Status Notice which is available at  Eligibility for all financial aid programs at Bloomsburg is determined on the basis of the information submitted on these forms.  There is no fee to process these applications.

Male students who are at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System.  Students must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.  Students in the United States on F1 or F2 student visas are not eligible for federal aid.  Students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Bloomsburg University in a degree program.  There are also a limited number of certificate programs that may be eligible for Title IV aid.

In order to be eligible for financial aid, a student must be enrolled in a degree program.  Students enrolled in a study abroad program approved for credit by Bloomsburg University may be considered enrolled at Bloomsburg University for the purposes of awarding federal financial aid.

Satisfactory progress must be maintained by all students to remain eligible for financial aid.  Students are urged to become familiar with the university's satisfactory progress policy.

Students are required to submit supporting documentation (i.e. 1040 tax transcripts, verification of household size, number in college, social security benefits, etc.) if requested to do so by the Office of Financial Aid.  Financial aid cannot be paid until the verification requirements have been completed.  If verification is not completed prior to your final day of enrollment in the academic year, financial aid except for Federal Pell Grant will be canceled.  Pell verification must be completed prior to the date established by the Secretary of Education (usually 120 days after the final day of enrollment or August 31, 2020, whichever is earlier, for the 2019-2020 academic year).

A conviction for any drug offense, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV, HEA program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study assistance.