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Course Choice Counts!

The Department of Education is placing an important emphasis on federal financial aid rules that may impact the amount of aid you receive. This is referred to as Course Choice Counts. This may result in the reduction of your scholarships, loans and grants.

Specifically, for federal aid to pay for courses in your major, minor, or other degree requirements, it must be part of your program of study or be necessary to earn the total hours required for your degree.  Taking courses not a part of your program of study could result in receiving less federal financial aid and potentially having to pay for courses out-of-pocket. 

Academic departments determine program requirements and these will be entered in the degree evaluation program called Degree Works. Your Degree Works evaluation and AP OneStop page will include information about whether courses are approved for federal financial aid.


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