Most male students from ages 18 through 25—including permanent residents of the United States and other eligible non-citizens—are required to register with the Selective Service System. The mission of Selective Service is to be prepared to provide trained and untrained personnel to the U.S. Department of Defense in the event of a national emergency and to be prepared to implement an Alternative Service Program for registrants classified as conscientious objectors. Anyone required to register must have done so in order to receive federal financial aid.
The student is exempt from the Selective Service if:
There are certain less common situations in which the Selective Service registration requirement is waived. Registration is not required for students who are:
More information is available on the Selective Service website.