Selective Service

Why do I have to submit this information to your office?
The Selective Service Act requires males aged 18-25 years old to be registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). The Department of Education requires males to be registered with Selective Service to be eligible to receive federal financial aid. The Department of Education will use your FAFSA data to perform a database match with the Selective Service System to determine your registration status.
If your registration status with the Selective Service System could not be confirmed during the database match process, you will have to submit documentation of your registration to the Financial Aid Office. We will review the documentation you submit to verify that you meet the registration requirement to qualify for financial aid for the academic year.

What do I need to turn in to satisfy this requirement?
You need to submit one of the following:

  • Copy of your Selective Service Registration Card (be sure you have signed the card)
  • Printout from Selective Service website (www.sss.gov) showing your date of registration
  • Selective Service Status Information Letter (if the letter says you were not required to register)

What if I have not registered with Selective Service?
If you have not yet registered and have not turned 26 years old, you must register with Selective Service. Once you have registered, please provide proof of your registration to our office. We will update your status and you can be eligible for financial aid at that point.

What else can I do to satisfy this requirement?
If you are over 26 years of age, you can no longer register with Selective Service. You may write a statement explaining why you did not register with Selective Service before you turned 26 years old. Also, if were not born in the U.S. tell us when you first entered the U.S. and provide your passport (showing the entry stamp to the U.S.) or your I-94 form with entry stamp.