What is the process?
There are a few things you can do to ensure eligibility for the maximum amount of federal aid. The steps below will walk you through the process.
1. Declare Your Major and Minor
It is essential that your major and minor are officially declared and noted in your student record. If you have been planning to declare or change a major or minor, but have not yet done so, you should meet with your academic advisor immediately to make the official declaration.
Courses can only be determined to be eligible based on the officially declared major and minor as noted in your student record.
2. Assumptions About Financial Aid Awards
Financial aid awards are based on the assumption that students will enroll full-time in eligible coursework during fall and spring semesters.
Your financial aid award requires that UTC calculate for you a cost of attendance (COA) for your semester. Your COA is based on the eligible hours you are enrolling in—that is, the number of hours you are enrolling in that apply toward your officially declared program of study.
3. Keep Your Eligibility
Remember that dropping or not attending your courses can negatively impact your eligibility for current and or future aid.
It’s important that you discuss your Course Program of Study with your advisor when you enroll for each semester’s classes. If your current program is not correct, meet with your advisor to make the appropriate changes to your major or minor.
Visit the Mocs One Center to discuss options if your federal financial aid has been reduced due to enrollment in courses that did not apply towards outstanding requirements in your Course Program of Study.