What kind of aid am I eligible for as a second-degree student?
If you have graduated with a bachelors degree and are pursuing a second bachelors degree you are considered a second-degree student. If you have completed all coursework required for an undergraduate degree and are eligible to graduate you would also be classified as second-degree when applying for future aid. For example, programs like the ABSN (Accelerated Nursing) program require an undergraduate degree which means you would be second-degree when applying for aid. Second-degree students are only eligible for federal loans or to pursue private loan options. Loan eligibility will be based on what you have borrowed as an undergraduate student, and when looking at loan limits, you would reference the chart here for third-year and beyond undergraduate limit.
We encourage you to check with your department for scholarship/departmental funding opportunities by program as that process is not handled by our office.