Financial Aid Eligibility for Professional Students

To be eligible for financial aid, you must:

  • Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be registered with Selective Service if required
  • Be working toward an eligible undergraduate degree
  • Make satisfactory academic progress
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0
  • Not be in default on a federal education loan

 

Financial Aid Enrollment Status

The enrollment status is determined by the total credit hours attempted, the semester, the cumulative grade point average, and the number of credit hours completed. Professional post-baccalaureate certificate students enrolled for six credit hours a semester qualify for financial aid in the form of loans.

Enrollment Status

                  Credits

 

Full-time

                  12 or more

Three-quarters-time

                  9–11

Half-time

                6–8

Less than half-time

                  1–5*

*no financial aid available

If you drop below half-time status or withdraw during a semester, you may have all or part of your financial aid for that semester prorated or canceled. All students must be making satisfactory academic progress as an MCAD student toward completion of a degree and be enrolled at least half-time to remain eligible for federal funds.