Non Degree and Certification Programs
Non Degree Graduate students are individuals enrolled in graduate coursework that will transfer into a graduate program once the student is admitted. Non Degree students are not eligible for financial aid unless they are taking required Prerequisites to get into a graduate degree seeking program; obtaining Teacher Certification; or enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education approved Certificate Program.
Prerequisite students are individuals enrolled as non-degree seeking students and taking courses needed prior to their formal admission into a specific graduate program at ECU. Prerequisite students are eligible for up to $12,500 in Federal Direct Stafford Loan. Receipt of aid as a perquisite student is limited to only one consecutive 12-month period.
In order to obtain financial aid as a prerequisite student, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); have an Academic Advisor, Department Chair, or Program Coordinator complete a Prerequisite Letter; and complete any additional requirements the Office of Student Financial Aid may request.
Prerequisite letters must appear on official ECU letterhead; state the course(s) and course number(s) required; state that the courses being taken are prerequisites for entry into a specific, named program; and must be signed by your Academic Advisor or Department Chair.
Teacher Certification students are individuals enrolled in a post baccalaureate teacher certification or licensure program. Teacher Certification students are eligible to receive up to12,500 in Federal Direct Stafford Loans which is based on the students remaining undergraduate eligibility. Eligibility for financial aid is determined by the completion of the FAFSA, enrollment status, admittance into a teacher certification program, and Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Certificate Programs are generally graduate in nature however not all programs are eligible for financial aid. Only students accepted/enrolled into a U.S. Department of Education Approved Certificate Program are eligible to receive up to 20,500 in Federal Direct Stafford Loan. Eligibility for financial aid is determined by the completion of the FAFSA, enrollment status, admittance into certificate program, and Satisfactory Academic Progress.