As far as I know, you can't get a Sallie Mae loan or Pell Grant without one, or a HS Diploma. There was this ATB test I heard about, but I don't think I took that. I took the admissions exam, which said I didn't need to go through pre-Algebra, or this other basic English course.
I had told them upfront that I had neither, and they okay'ed it and gave me both without question. They didn't inform me of any ATB test or any 'special circumstances' regarding getting loans without GED/Diploma.
I came to learn later that I did not qualify for either Sallie or Pell regardless.
If I wasn't allowed to get these loans, am I at fault?