Eligibility requirements vary widely between aid programs, especially programs with different funding sources (federal, state, institutional, or private).
Some programs require financial need, but many others do not. Many grants require financial need. Most merit-based scholarships do not require financial need and select the strongest applicants based on a competitive comparison of students' academic records or other achievements.
To apply for most federally funded financial aid programs (including federal loans, grants, and work-study funds) and TU's need-based institutional grant, you must meet all of the federal general eligibility requirements. Each of these programs also has additional eligibility requirements. If you are a resident of Maryland, you must also meet many of these federal requirements (including the U.S. citizenship requirements) to apply for state grants and scholarships from the Maryland Higher Education Commission's (MHEC). Visit MHEC to review the requirements for each of their aid programs.
Students must meet all eight requirements below. To borrow Parent PLUS Loans, parents must all meet requirements 1 and 2.
The following federal and TU aid programs also require financial need:
The following federal aid programs DO NOT require financial need: