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Is The Selected Service Registration Related To Financial Aid ?

Selective Service Registration for the military draft is required for financial aid. Male students who are U.S. citizens and have reached the age of 18 and were born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service to be eligible for Federal financial aid. If the student did not register and is past the age of doing so (18-25), and the school determines that the failure to register was knowing and willful, the student is ineligible for all federal student financial aid programs. The schools decision as to whether the failure to register was willful is not subject to appeal. Students needing help resolving problems concerning their Selective Service registration should call 1-847-688-6888.

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