General Eligibility Requirements

(Federal and State Financial Aid)

In order to be eligible for financial aid, a student generally must:

  • Be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen (Permanent resident, or in
    the US for other than temporary purposes and be able to provide proof of such).
  • Be accepted for enrollment at least half-time in an eligible program at Burnett
    International College.
  • Be maintaining satisfactory academic progress in the course of study;
  • Be complied with Federal Selective Service Law, if required to do so.
  • Not be in default on any educational loans, or owe a refund on any federal grant
    or loan to any institution.
  • Have proof of completion of high school, home school, or a GED.
  • Be registered with Selective Services, if required to do so.

Students who have obtained a previous bachelor’s degree at any U.S. or foreign institution are not eligible for Federal Pell Grant. Financial aid awards are subject to change if any of the factors used to calculate eligibility from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) change after the date of original application.

Examples of factors that impact eligibility include:

Increases in income and changes in family size and/or in the number of family members enrolled in college. Students are strongly advised to consult with the BIC Financial Aid Office if they are contemplating a change in enrollment status to determent the financial effects of their decision.
We would also like to point out that if you or a family member did not qualify for financial aid at another college that it will be the same case at Burnett International College.
Many times changes in circumstances, such as decreases in income or enrollment of additional family members in college can lead to eligibility for a previously ineligible student.