"...for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV, HEA program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1))."
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Effective July 1, 2012: New students who are enrolling in a program of study must have a High School Diploma or its equivalent in order to be eligible for Title IV funds.
Demonstrate financial need (as determined by completing the FAFSA application and the "Basic Equation of Need").
Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (for most programs) with a valid Social Security number (SSN).
Register (if you haven't already) with the Selective Service, if you're a male between the ages of 18 and 25.
Be working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program of study at West Valley College.
Show, by one of the following means that you're qualified to obtain a postsecondary education:
Have a high school diploma
General Educational Development (GED) certificate. The General Education Development (GED) test may be taken by persons who are eighteen years of age or older, or who meet specific criteria for testing at age seventeen. For more information, visit: General Educational Development Test (GED) site.
Students who completed a home-schooling curriculum are considered to have received a High School Diploma or its equivalent and are eligible for financial aid.
Students who qualified for financial aid (prior to July 1, 2012) by passing the ATB test or completing 6 credit hours will continue to be eligible for aid due to a grandfathering clause.
Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) once you're in school.
** Basic Equation of Need is the difference between the Cost of attendance and the Estimated Family Contribution (as determined by the FAFSA application).**