Federal and institutional need-based aid may be granted to U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens only. As a FAFSA applicant, your eligibility is checked against the Social Security Administration and/or the Department of Homeland Security to ensure eligibility. In certain cases, you may have to provide documentation to confirm you citizenship or immigration status and federal aid eligibility.
You are notified of possible citizenship issues three ways. The Student Aid Report provided by the Department of Education after completing the FAFSA will note any actionable issues with your information. Once SFS begins processing the FAFSA, a corresponding notification is placed on the SFS channel within the Costs and Aid tab of TUportal. And you are notified via email of your outstanding requirements from our office.