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Students who wish to apply for Federal and State financial aid must meet the eligibility requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
  • Have a valid Social Security number;
  • Be registered for Selective Service if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 26;
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree program;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the Peabody catalogue;
  • Not be in default on a Federal student loan or owe money on a Federal student grant;
  • Not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving Federal aid

For additional criteria and more information, please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/basic-criteria .


IMPORTANT NOTE: Federal Financial Aid is only available for Peabody degree programs (BM, MM, DMA).  The Graduate Performance Diploma, Artist Diploma and Teacher Certificate are ineligible for Federal Loans and Work-study.  However, GPD and AD students are eligible for Peabody Scholarship.