Undergraduate: An undergraduate student is classified as a student who has not received a first bachelor's degree and is enrolled in a program of study that usually does not exceed four academic years and is designed to lead to a first degree at the baccalaureate level. Financial Aid eligibility is based on the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), enrollment status, and Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Second Degree: A second degree student is classified as an undergraduate student who has received a first bachelor's degree and is enrolled in a program of study to obtain a second bachelor's degree. Eligibility is based on the completion of the FAFSA, enrollment status, Satisfactory Academic Progress and admittance into a second degree program of study. Second degree students are eligible to receive only Stafford Loans. The amount of the amount loan varies and will depend on the number of hours transferring from the student's first degree toward his/her second degree and the amount remaining within aggregate limits . Once admitted students are required to submit the Second Degree Information Form to our office before eligibility for financial aid is determined.
Graduate: A graduate student is classified as a student who has obtained a bachelor's degree and has been admitted into a graduate degree seeking program of study or one leading to a professional degree. Graduate students are eligible to receive a maximum of 20,500 in Stafford Loans for the academic year. Eligibility for financial aid is determined by the completion of the FAFSA, enrollment status, Satisfactory Academic Progress and admittance into a graduate degree seeking program of study.