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FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY


Classes Required for Your Degree or Program:
In accordance with federal law, federal student aid funds can only be applied to classes that are recognized as being truly necessary for completion of a student’s declared degree. To that end, we must verify (on a term-by-term basis) whether or not all classes for which a student is enrolled are required or not. Those classes which are confirmed to be required will be covered by federal student aid (as long as all other relevant eligibility criteria has been met). Classes which are identified as not required for degree completion will be flagged as such, and these non-compliant courses will be excluded from financial aid coverage.

To be clear, any coursework that is not required will not be included when calculating eligibility for Title IV funds (Pell Grant, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, etc.). Students who qualify for aid which exceeds the actual cost of their compliant coursework may be able to apply that difference to non-compliant classes. If excess aid does not exist, the student who wishes to keep such classes on their schedule will need to pay for those classes out of pocket.

Remedial credits:

Federal aid is available for up to 30 remedial credit hours. Once a student attempts 30 remedial credit hours, federal aid will be awarded for college-level credits only.

Requirements met for graduation:
The Federal Financial Aid Handbook states that "students who complete the academic requirements for a program, but does not yet have the degree or certificate is not eligible for further additional FSA funds for that program." Volume 1, Student Eligibility: 1-10

If you have already taken and completed the coursework required to graduate from a specific degree or certificate program of study, you are no longer eligible to be considered for future financial aid as long as you remain in that specific program of study.