Federal financial aid for degree applicable courses

Federal regulations mandate that federal aid cannot be awarded for classes that do not count toward a student's academic program. If a student is enrolled in courses that do not count toward his or her degree, certificate or other credentials, they cannot be used to determine enrollment status unless they are eligible remedial courses.

This impacts Federal financial aid and the Millennium Scholarship. Federal aid includes Pell Grants, Direct Loans, Perkins Loans, Nursing Student Loans (NSL), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, the TEACH Grant program and Work Study. In addition, Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) regulations require the Millennium Scholarship can only be provided to students for courses that count towards their degree program.

Frequently asked questions about degree applicable courses