Change of Program

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Change of Program
An academic program change can affect a student’s eligibility for State student financial aid.

If the student is in good academic standing for financial aid purposes and changes to a new program, the student is eligible for beneficial placement on the chart of satisfactory academic progress. However, a student who has failed to maintain good standing cannot regain eligibility by changing programs within an institution.

Institutions should keep written documentation of program changes, whether they involve a change at the same level (i.e., from one baccalaureate program to another) or a change from one level to another (i.e., from an associate degree program to a baccalaureate degree program). Documentation is important to assure that the student is matriculated in an approved program.

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Beneficial Placement