all male U.S.
citizens and male aliens living in the United States, who are 18 through 25, are required to register
with Selective Service.
is required for those seeking certain benefits, such as Federal
to Register (Males born after December 31, 1959)
born before January 1, 1960
serving on Active Duty (Note: if discharged before the
age of 26, registration is still required)
enrolled in Military Academies
of Palau, Marshall Islands
How To Register
may register with Selective Service by doing one of the following:
a registration form at any U.S. Post Office
“Yes” to item 22 on the FAFSA: the U.S. Department of
Education will forward your information
under the age of 18, although not required to register, may submit
their information up to nine months prior to
Selective Service System will activate registration when you reach
Selective Service System sends an acknowledgement card 30-90 days
after a man registers.
acknowledgement in case the school requests proof of registration;
although the Department of Education confirms
registrations through a database match, some may not be initially
Men Over The Age
law, men cannot register with Selective Service after the age of 26.
Such men (born after 1959) generally cannot
receive Federal, State or Institutional Aid unless he is exempt from
Non-Citizen who arrived in the U.S. after age 26: Submit
Proof of Age & Arrival Date
(ex: copy of
sides of the Permanent Resident Card)
in the U.S. Armed Forces,
Discharged: Submit Copy of Discharge Paper (DD214)
granted by Institution (see below)
For Waiver Of Selective Service Registration
non-registrant may not be denied any benefit if he can show by a
preponderance of evidence that his failure to register
was not “knowing and willful”.
To receive aid at Rutgers, such men must do the following:
a Request for a Status Information Letter (SIL).
The form can be requested by either calling Selective Service at 1-847-688-6888 or by downloading from
the request—along with supporting documentation—to the Selective Service System
Service will then send you the SIL.
Submit a copy of this letter—along with an appeal and
supporting documents—to the Office of Financial Aid
Upon reviewing your appeal, OFA will contact you regarding your
eligibility (or ineligibility) for financial assistance. The
school’s decision is final and cannot be appealed to Selective
Service or the U.S. Department of Education.
Service registration waivers are valid only at the institution that
granted the waiver.)
information regarding the Selective Service System is available from
their website: http://www.sss.gov.