Students may have heard warnings about their vote affecting their financial aid.
Registration to vote does not affect federal financial aid. This includes Pell Grants, Perkins and Stafford Loans, Academic Competitive Grants, SMART Grants and other federal loans.
Registration also has no bearing on consideration for dependency on parents when filling out FAFSA.
A select few private grants and scholarships are granted to students based on their residency in a particular location. In this case checking with the administrator of the program would be prudent.
The Brennan Center has composed a table that describes certain rules for determining residency for states with portable financial aid. The table can be viewed at