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Coursework toward Program of Study (CPoS)

You may not be aware, but there is an important emphasis in federal financial aid rules that could cause your scholarships, loans, and grants to be reduced if you enroll in the wrong classes. Only courses required for degree completion can be used to determine your aid eligibility for federal financial aid programs such as grants, work-study, and loans.

For federal aid to pay for a course in your major or other degree requirement, it must be part of your Course Program of Study (CPoS) or be necessary to help you earn the total hours required for your degree. For those depending upon federal aid to attend Columbia State, not paying attention to this rule could affect your full-time enrollment status, which could also impact Columbia State or state scholarships, like lottery scholarships.