Students who do not have a high school diploma or an equivalent such as a GED are
not eligible for Title IV funds. Please see the options below for establishing eligibility.
Take and pass a state-authorized high school equivalency examination (e.g. GED, HiSET, TASC, or other equivalent examination)
If you were enrolled in an eligible program of study in college prior to July 1, 2012, you may be eligible if you meet the Ability to Benefit (ATB) criteria. To use this option, you can become eligible through one of the ATB alternatives:
Follow the instructions below to determine if you qualify under the ATB requirements to establish eligibility for Federal financial aid:
a) If you attended an eligible program prior to July 1, 2012 at MJC or at another institution and have successfully completed 6 or more college level credits (Note: PE and remedial coursework is not acceptable):
b) If you did not previously attend an eligible program at MJC or another institution, but prior to July 1, 2012, declared a major in an eligible program and registered for courses in that program at MJC:
c) If you passed the Ability To Benefit test administered by MJC or another eligible institution
NOTE: MJC offers a free GED Study Program. For more information, contact the MJC Adult Education Program at (209) 575-7789.