Will I lose my scholarship if I register to vote in my college community?

Generally, no. If you receive scholarship money from a state, county, town, or a private entity (i.e., an entity other than the federal government) you should confirm that residency in a particular place is not a requirement of the scholarship and/or that voter registration will not affect your eligibility.

Will voting in my college community affect my federal financial aid?

Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants and Perkins or Stafford loans or your dependency status regarding FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Will registering to vote in my college community affect my driver’s license or car registration?

Sometimes. Each state handles residency and driver’s licenses differently. Check with your local Department of Motor Vehicles to determine whether you must switch your driver’s license to your college community.

Does being an in-state or out-of-state student for tuition purposes affect my right to vote?

No. You may choose to vote in your college community or back home regardless of your tuition status.

Please look at your state's student voting guide for specific answers and guidelines.