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General eligibility requirements for financial aid:

  • Demonstrate financial need (for most programs).
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen.
  • Have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if you’re a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25).
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program.
  • Be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at the registered Institution.
  • Sign statements on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), stating that:
    • You are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant.
    • You will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.
    • Show you’re qualified to obtain a college or career school education by having a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law.

For information on these criteria, contact the Office of Financial Aid (787) 766-1717 X 6587

Most male students must register with Selective Service to receive federal student aid. You must also register if you are a man and not in active service in the armed forces of the United States. If you are a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau, which are exempt from registration. You can call the Selective Service toll-free at 1-888-655-1825 for general information about how registrar seen www.sss.gov or via the FAFSA.

See the Packaging Philosophy offered by the Universidad Metropolitana to students with financial need.


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