Financial Eligibility


The federal government is the primary source of financial aid for college students. Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for federal aid:  

  • Demonstrate financial need (for most programs)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-U.S. citizen with a valid Social Security number. Federal regulations and University policy limit financial assistance available to non-U.S. citizens
  • Be registered with the U.S. Selective Service, if you are male between the ages of 18 and 25.
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (for most programs)
  • Have a high school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) certificate or a state-recognized equivalent, a high school education in a home-school setting approved under state law; or enrolling in an eligible career pathways program.
  • Make Satisfactory Academic Progress toward a degree program.
  • Use aid only for educational purposes.
  • Not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on any federal educational loan.

Find more details about eligibility requirements at student aid.

Students with Criminal Convictions

Your eligibility for federal student aid can be affected by incarceration and/or the type of conviction you have. For more information, read eligibility/criminal-convictions 

Programs Ineligible for Financial Aid


Body Repair Technician Assistanst CAR.NRT.CA

Digital Media Communications DMC.CT

Emergency Medical Services - EMT


High School Coop

High School Dual Enrolled

High School Guest


Level I Homeland Security HLS.LVI.CA

Medical Office Admin. Procedures MDA.MOA.CA

Medical Insurance Coding & Billing MDA.MIC.CA

Nanotechnology in Materials Science NNO.LVI.CA

Non Degree Seeking NDS.NON Occupational Therapy Assistant Reciprocal Program
Phlebotomy MDA.PHT.CA

Physical Therapy Assistant Reciprocal Program

Programmable Controllers ROB.PCT.CA

Renewable Energies and Sustainable Living AET.RES.CA

Rough Carpentry CTT.RC.CA

Undecided UND.NON

Veterinary Technician Reciprocal Program


Auburn Hills Campus
2900 Featherstone Road
Room B-227
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250

Orchard Ridge Campus
27055 Orchard Lake Road
Room M-207
Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250

Southfield Campus
22322 Rutland Drive
Room A-203
Southfield, MI 48075-4793
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250

Highland Lakes Campus
7350 Cooley Lake Road
Woodland Hall 260
Waterford, MI 48327-4187
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250

Royal Oak Campus
739 South Washington
Room  B-104
Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898
Phone: 248.341.2240
Fax: 248.341.2250