Definition of an eligible Non-Citizen
Generally, you are an eligible non-citizen if you are:
- a U.S. permanent resident with Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
- a conditional permanent resident (I-551C)
- the holder of an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations: "Refugee", "Asylum Granted", "Parolee" (I-94 confirms paroled for a minimum of one year and status has not expired) or "Cuban-Haitian Entrant."
If you are in the U.S. on an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa or a G series visa (pertaining to international organizations), you are not an eligible non-citizen. If you are neither a citizen nor an eligible noncitizen, you are not eligible for federal student aid.