DEFINITION OF A REGULAR STUDENT
REQUIRED FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY
- Eligibility for Federal Title IV student financial assistance is limited at all times to individuals who are considered regular students as defined by federal regulations.
- A regular student is a person who enrolls for the purpose of obtaining a degree or a certificate in an eligible program offered by the school from which they are seeking assistance.
- The student must have been admitted by the College through the regular admissions process.
- Students who are merely picking up a class or two during any semester for transfer credits to the school from which they are seeking a degree, or to improve their GPA, are not "regular" students by definition; therefore, they are not eligible for assistance.
- Students must be pursuing a program which is officially offered by the school. A student must be seeking a degree or certificate which is in the school's catalog or has recently been approved by the State Regents.
- At Oklahoma City Community College an eligible program is generally at least a one-year program (30 credit hours) or an associate degree program. Certain other certificate programs less than one year in length qualify if all courses in the certificate program apply to an associate degree and the certificate program itself consists of 16 or more semester credit hours.