Federal guidelines for Federal Financial Aid requires BCTC to make sure that all students choose an approved program plan or major by the time they attempt 30 credit hours. If a student does not choose an approved program plan or major after attempting 30 credit hours, he or she is no longer eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid—including student loans. Undecided and pending, are not approved program plans or majors for Federal Financial Aid purposes. If you have attempted more than 30 credit hours, in order to receive Federal Financial Aid, you must choose an approved program plan.
Note: Not all certificate or diploma programs are approved for Federal Financial Aid. Your program plan or major must be at least 15 weeks in length and at least 16 credit hours.
If you need further help selecting a major or career, you should speak to someone in our Career Counseling Center or speak with your academic advisor.