The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Non-Degree Status

Non-Degree Status and Federal Financial Aid

Federal financial aid regulations provide Direct Unsubsidized Loan during a one-time preparatory coursework period to students who are provisionally accepted into a Citadel graduate degree program. These students must be approved by the Citadel Graduate College as Non-Degree Students in the Graduate College. Once approved, Non-Degree Students are provided three consecutive semesters to process up to $12,500 in Direct Unsubsidized Loan to complete their preparatory requirements while working toward full acceptance into their graduate program.

Graduate Certificate Students do not qualify for federal student aid. However, in some cases, graduate and certificate program course requirements overlap for Non-Degree Students. In those cases, federal aid covers certificate coursework for Non-Degree Students during the preparatory period of three consecutive semesters in which they may process up to $12,500 in Direct Unsubsidized Loan. 

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