General Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

The be eligible for federal financial aid at MassArt, an applicant must be a U.S. Citizen (or eligible non-citizen). The applicant must be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in an undergraduate degree program, graduate degree program or certificate program at MassArt, and must be taking at least six credits per semester to receive financial aid.

Additionally, the applicant must:

  1. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic year that they wish to receive financial aid.
  2. Provide all requested documents to the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
  3. Be registered with Selective Service if you are male and 18 to 25 years of age (go to www.sss.gov for more information).
  4. Not be in default of any educational loans or owe a refund of federal grants to any institution.
  5. Not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, loans, or work-study).
  6. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in their program of study.


Please note that only U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents are eligible to file the FAFSA. However, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for a private student loan with a U.S. Citizen as a co-signer.

Continuing Education students who are not enrolled in a certificate program are not eligible for financial aid through the Office of Student Financial Assistance. For information about other financial resources, please see Professional and Continuing Education's financial resources page.