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Students with two year admission requirement are ineligible for Title IV aid

  • Students with two year admission requirement are ineligible for Title IV aid

    Posted by David on May 3, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    ACACHM states: Students admitted into the masters program with two years of undergraduate credits are ineligible for Title IV aid. Student must complete at least three years of undergraduate credits “which can include the current graduate program to be eligible for graduate-level Title IV aid.”

    Under current Admissions Standard 05, all doctoral students must have three years 90 undergrad credits prior to admissions and current graduate program credits cannot be used to satisfy undergraduate admissions requirements. Current graduate program credits cannot be used to satisfy admissions requirements, but they can be used as undergraduate credits to establish eligibility for Title IV aid?

    David replied 5 months ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • David

    Organizer
    May 10, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    By my estimate, at least 70% of our schools are institutionally accredited by this agency and have the two year admissions requirement. In full compliance with accreditation admissions standards, 70% of us are currently awarding Title IV Federal Financial Aid to ineligible students?

    Committee Motion:

    • Admissions standards for all graduate programs must be publicly increased to three years of undergraduate credits, effective for the next immediate admitting term for each institution.
    • The three year undergraduate admissions requirement may be satisfied by accredited graduate credits, effective immediately.

    This is needed to align with the federal definition for undergraduate credits “which can include the current graduate program to be eligible for graduate-level Title IV aid” It also qualifies all masters graduates for the new increased three year requirement in the doctorate.

    Notes:

    • Liabilities from these ineligible awards are assigned to the institution away from the student.

    • Title IV participation agreements must be revised to reflect this new admission standard.