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Program of Study Requirements

The U.S. Department of Education requires that federal financial aid funds such as grants, loans, and work-study compensation, only apply toward courses that count toward the degree or certificate a student is pursuing. As a result, federal financial aid does not cover classes outside your degree plan (also known as your program of study). To maximize the amount of federal financial aid you can receive, be sure to register only for courses within your program of study/degree plan.