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Financial Aid Eligibility

The following criteria must be met for a student to be eligible to participate in Federal Student Aid (FSA):

  • Be an admitted student enrolled in an eligible programs of study for the purpose of obtaining a degree
  • Submit all official transcripts from previously attended institutions at the time of admission if interested in Title IV funding
  • Be unconditionally accepted at CIU
  • Not be enrolled solely in remedial coursework
  • Not be currently enrolled in secondary school
  • Be a high school graduate or recognized equivalent
  • Be a U.S. citizen or national, or an eligible non-citizen (verification of eligible non-citizen status may be required)
  • Have a valid Social Security number unless you are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau
  • Be enrolled at least half-time if applying to receive Federal Direct Loans
  • Not be in default on a Federal Student Loan or owe an overpayment on a FSA grant or loan
  • If the student is a male, he must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards
  • Certify that FSA will only be used for educational purposes
  • Demonstrate financial need

Enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by the home school may be considered enrollment in the home school for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid.

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California Intercontinental University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).