In order to be eligible to receive Federal Student Aid, a student must be a "declared student," which is defined as a student who has applied for admission to a program of study offered by the College, has met the requirements for admission to the program, and been accepted into the program.
An eligible program is defined as a program of study that admits declared students who are high school graduates or have received a GED certificate. The eligible program must also offer a degree, diploma or certificate.
Only courses required for graduation from an eligible program will qualify for financial aid eligibility. A student may receive aid for repeated classes if a failing grade was received or if a higher grade is needed to continue in the program of study. Non-credit classes do not qualify for aid eligibility, and credits received by transfer or credit by exam, including CLEP, do not count as eligible courses for financial aid.