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Applying for Aid

Applying for Aid as an Undergraduate Student


Undergraduate students interested in federal student aid will be considered after filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Undergraduate students must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for federal financial assistance:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident with a valid social security number
  • Be enrolled at least half-time, or accepted for enrollment, as a regular student in a degree-seeking program
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Register with selective service, if required

Undergraduate students interested in receiving aid directly from Case Western Reserve University must submit the CSS Profile. In most cases, institutional aid has the following requirements:

  • Citizens, permanent residents and international students may qualify
  • Be enrolled full-time, or accepted for enrollment, as a regular student in a degree-seeking program
  • Scholarships are limited to a maximum of eight (8) semesters of eligibility, provided the recipient maintains good academic standing, as determined by the Office of Undergraduate Studies
  • Need-based grant is limited to a maximum of ten (10) semesters of eligibility, provided the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress

Choose your student status for details on how you should apply for financial aid from Case Western Reserve University