Financial aid is based on the assumption that students will enroll in eligible coursework during fall, spring, and summer semesters. The Course Program of Study is a process to stay in compliance with federal regulations on financial aid. Financial aid funds can only be awarded for courses that are required for your degree program.
If you receive federal financial aid it is important that you ensure you are enrolling for courses that fulfill degree requirements. If you are uncertain whether a course fulfills your degree requirements, we encourage you to meet with your academic advisor. Your academic advisor can help you build your long term academic and co-curricular plan. If your current program is not correct, work with your advisor to make the appropriate changes to your major or minor.
If you enroll in courses not applicable towards your degree, your aid may not pay for those courses. Your financial aid may be prorated or canceled based on only the applicable coursework.
If you see a course labeled as NOT IN PLAN or Non-Applicable, don’t worry! We encourage you to email or make an appointment with your college academic advisor as soon as possible to determine the best course of action.
Please see the CPoS FAQs for more information.