To be eligible for aid provided by any of Reynolds financial aid programs, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, U.S. permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen as determined by federal guidelines.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Possess a high school diploma, G.E.D., or successfully pass the Ability to Benefit (ATB) test
  • Be enrolled in a program leading to an approved certificate or degree | Financial Aid Eligible Programs
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress toward completion of the program of study
  • Not be in default on any federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant
    (To check your federal loan or grant history, visit the Federal Student Aid website www.studentaid.gov and log in to view your history.)
  • Not be enrolled in an elementary or secondary school. A student who is concurrently enrolled in high school and at Reynolds is not considered a "regular student," nor is s/he eligible for financial aid.
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if required (males only).
    • If you are not registered, you may register at www.sss.gov.
    • If you registered and want to check your registration, you may check your registration at www.sss.gov.
    • For State Aid only
  • Complete the verification process, if required.
  • Demonstrate financial need except for unsubsidized loans

Financial Aid Course Audit (FACA)

Federal regulations indicate that students can only receive financial aid only for courses that apply toward their declared degree or certificate program.

Learn more about FACA here.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Learn more about Satisfactory Academic Progress and SAP workshops.


Learn more about withdrawing and how it effects your financial aid eligibility.