Selective Service Registration

"Selective Service Registration" submitted by SchoolGrantsfor Editorial Team and last updated on Saturday 23rd July 2011

Most males (citizens and eligible non-citizens) age 18-25 who are not currently on active duty in the Armed Forces must register with the Selective Service for military draft to receive federal student aid.

If you are a male born on or after Jan. 1, 1960, are at least 18 years old, and are not currently on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, you must register, or arrange to register, with the Selective Service System to receive federal student aid before your 26th birthday. (Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands or the Republic of Palau are exempt from registering.) There is a check box on the FAFSA that allows you to register with the Selective Service System.

You must comply with Selective Service registration. If you’re a male aged 18 through 25 and you have not registered you can, at the same time you complete your FAFSA, give the Selective Service System permission to register you by means of the FAFSA. You can also register online at or call 1-847-688-6888. TTY users can call 1-847-688-2567.