Office of Student Financial Assistance

There are very few Certificate Programs that are eligible for financial aid. Only course work required for the program will be considered in calculating aid eligibility. Disbursements will take place after Add/Drop and courses have been verified. Students must meet all eligibility requirements prior to disbursement. The eligible Certificate Programs are indicated below:

Graduate Certificate Programs

The following Graduate Certificate Programs are approved for graduate level aid. Students in these programs may be eligible for the Federal Stafford Loans, Federal Grad PLUS Loans and/or Federal Work Study Programs. Please contact Graduate Studies for programs that are currently accepting applications.

Program Code Program Description
PHCSC Cognitive Sciences Cert
EXSPC EX – Special Education Cert
REREC ReadEd – Reading Educ Cert
EMHSC Emer Mgt & Homeland Sec Cert
PANMC PA – Nonprofit Mgmt – Cert
PAPAC PA – Public Admin – Cert
RSADC Research Administration – Cert
PAURC Urban & Regional Planning – Cert
EITPC Initial Teacher Prof Prep  – Cert

Gainful Employment Program Disclosures

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress will be reviewed at the end of each semester.
  • Students must successfully complete at least 70% of the attempted hours each semester in coursework pertaining to the certificate program.
  • Attempted hours cannot exceed 150% of the Graduate Certificate Program requirements.
  • Students must meet the minimum GPA requirements for the certificate program.
  • Failure to attend or successfully complete any hours towards the certificate program in a given semester will result in SAP cancellation status effective next term enrolled.