Eligible Non-Citizens

Some foreign students are eligible for U.S. federal student financial aid. You are considered an " eligible non-citizen " if you are a:

  • U.S. Non-Citizen National;
  • U.S. permanent resident with a Permanent Resident Card or Resident Alien Card (Form I-551, informally referred to as a "green card" );
  • U.S. permanent resident with Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-151);
  • Conditional U.S. permanent resident with a Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) with a date that has not expired;
  • Citizen of the Freely Associated States: the Federated States of Micronesia and the republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands ;
  • Non-citizen with an Arrival-Departure Record (Form I-94) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security indicating the endorsement "Processed for I-551." or "Temporary Form I-551); or

Non-citizen with an Arrival-Departure Record (Form I-94) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations: (a) "Refugee," (b) "Asylum Granted," (c) "Conditional Entrant" (if that status was issued before 4/1/1980); (d) "Parolee" with a date that has not expired; (e) "Cuban- Haitian Entrant."