Certificate and Licensure Federal Aid Eligibility

Federal financial aid regulations make a distinction between licensure programs that provide an "initial teaching license" and programs that provide additional licenses.

This determines whether a program is subject to graduate or undergraduate enrollment requirements and borrowing limits for federal loans.

Graduate Level Enrollment and Loan Limits

These certificate and licensure programs follow graduate level requirements for federal loans.

Students enrolled in these programs establish half-time enrollment by carrying at least 3 credits per semester and are eligible for Unsubsidized Loans at the graduate level.

  • Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Certificate in Gerontology
  • Certificate in International Baccalaureate Education
  • Nurse Leader Certificate
  • Nurse Educator Certificate
  • Director of Special Education Licensure
  • K-12 Reading Licensure
  • Principal Licensure
  • Superintendent Licensure
  • Teacher Coordinator of Work Based Learning Licensure

Undergraduate Level Enrollment and Loan Limits

These certificate and licensure programs follow undergraduate level requirements for federal loans.

Students enrolled in these programs establish half-time enrollment by carrying at least 6 credits per semester and are eligible for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans at the undergraduate senior level.

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders License
  • Secondary (5-12) Teaching License
  • K-12 Teaching License
  • Academic Behavioral Strategist

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