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Quality Assurance Program
Student Eligibility

This assessment outlines the eligibility requirements for students and parent borrowers and your responsibilities to ensure that recipients qualify for their aid awards. If you identify areas requiring corrective action, we recommend that you complete an Action Plan.

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Student Eligibility Activity 1: Student Eligibility File Review Worksheet
Student Eligibility Activity 2: ACG/National SMART Checklist (Program ended 6/30/2011)
Student Eligibility Activity 3: TEACH Grant File Review Worksheet
Student Eligibility Activity 4: Financial Need & Packaging Worksheet

Additional Links: 
2013-14 FSA Handbook, Student Eligibility, Chapters 1-6
2013-14 FSA Handbook, Calculating Awards & Packaging, Chapter 4
DCL-GEN-07-06; DCL GEN-08-09; DCL GEN-09-09; DCL-GEN-10-12 (National SMART Eligible Majors - updated yearly)
TEACH Grant Information (for Student Eligibility)
TEACH Grant Information (for Institutional Eligibility)

Please note the regulatory citations are referenced in the first column of the assessment. To link to any of the regulatory references, click on the link in the regulatory link column and scroll down to the applicable section.

Student Eligibility Regulatory Link(s) Activity

Student Eligibility 34 CFR 668.32

34 CFR 668.16

34 CFR 668.18

34 CFR 668.19

34 CFR 668.32

34 CFR 668.33

34 CFR 668.34

34 CFR 668.35

34 CFR 668.36

34 CFR 668.37

34 CFR 668.38

34 CFR 668.39

34 CFR 668.40

34 CFR 668.51 through 668.61

34 CFR 668.130 through 668.139

34 CFR 674.9

34 CFR 675.9

34 CFR 676.9

34 CFR 685.200

34 CFR 685.309

34 CFR 686.5

34 CFR 686.11

34 CFR 686.12

34 CFR 686.32

34 CFR 686.34

34 CFR 686.37

34 CFR 690.75

34 CFR 691.15

34 CFR 691.16

34 CFR 691.17

Student Eligibility Activity 1: Student Eligibility File Review Worksheet
Citizenship 34 CFR 668.32(d), 34 CFR 668.33, 34 CFR 668.130 through 668.139  

Regular Student In An Eligible Program 34 CFR 668.32(a)(1), 34 CFR 668.18

 

Academic Qualifications 34 CFR 668.32(e)

 
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 34 CFR 668.32(f), 34 CFR 668.34, 34 CFR 668.16(e)  

Student Debts/Financial Aid History 34 CFR 668.35, 34 CFR 668.19, 34 CFR 668.32(g)(1), 34 CFR 668.32(g)(2), DCL GEN 96-13; DCL GEN 98-6; DCL GEN 01-09

 

Valid Social Security Number 34 CFR 668.36, 34 CFR 668.32(i), Federal Register 2/12/01

 
Selective Service 34 CFR 668.37, 34 CFR 668.32(j)  

ACG/National SMART Eligibility 34 CFR 691.15;

  • Rigorous Secondary Program 34 CFR 691.16
  • Determination of Eligible Majors 34 CFR 691.17
Student Eligibility Activity 2: ACG/National SMART Checklist (Program ended 6/30/2011)

TEACH Grant DCL-GEN-08-01; 34 CFR 685.309(b), 34 CFR 686.5, 34 CFR 686.11(a), 34 CFR 686.12, 34 CFR 686.32(a), 34 CFR 686.32(c), 34 CFR 686.34, 34 CFR 686.37

Student Eligibility Activity 3: File Review Teach Grant Worksheet

Telecommunications 34 CFR 668.38

 

Study Abroad 34 CFR 668.39

 

Drug Related Offense 34 CFR 668.40, 2012-13 Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet 

 

Financial Need 34 CFR 674.9(c), 34 CFR 675.9(c), 34 CFR 676.9(c), 34 CFR 685.200(a)(2)(ii), 34 CFR 690.75(d)

Student Eligibility Activity 4: Financial Need & Packaging Worksheet

Verification (34 CFR 668.51 through 668.61)

 
Last Updated August 2013

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