I’ve been at GCC for three years and I’ve earned 66 credit hours but I haven’t completed a degree program yet. I want to change my major, but my new major requires 45 credit hours that I still have to earn. Can I continue to receive financial aid for my new degree option?

Students must complete a degree or certificate within 150% of the required number of credits for that degree or certificate.  Most associate degree programs at GCC require 60 credit hours of course completion.  Because this student has already earned 66 credit hours without having earned a degree, he may not have enough financial aid eligibility remaining to cover his new change in major.  He can only receive financial aid for 24 remaining credit hours.

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