Financial Aid Eligibility

A student’s financial aid eligibility is determined based on enrollment status, satisfactory academic progress, and cost of attendance.

Enrollment Status

At Noorda-COM our programs define full-time at 9 or more semester credits and half-time enrollment at 4.5 – 8.5 semester credits for the fall and spring semesters.  Students who enroll for the summer term may be eligible for financial aid if they are enrolled in 3.5 or more credits.  The course(s) a student is taking during the summer must be required for the completion of their degree to be eligible for financial aid.  Students must submit a Request for Financial Aid Form to determine summer eligibility at least 30 days before the semester begins.

A student must be enrolled in required courses for at least half-time each semester to receive and/or maintain eligibility for student financial aid.  A student enrolled in less than half-time in a semester will not be eligible for financial aid for that semester/term.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements are used to ensure a student is progressing through their program at a pace necessary to successfully complete the program within progression limits.  A student must meet all SAP requirements to maintain eligibility for financial aid. If a student is not meeting SAP, they will be notified and advised of their options.  Students are required to be aware of the SAP requirements to maintain eligibility and can become informed of these requirements by reviewing the Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards.

Each year the Office of Financial Aid will review the academic progress of all students.  If a student is not meeting SAP, they will be notified and provided instructions as outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards Policy.

SAP Standards will be posted once available.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance is the cornerstone of establishing a student’s financial need, as it sets a limit on the total aid a student may receive for a given period of enrollment.  Please see the Cost of Attendance section for more details.