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Student Level Definitions

  • Undergraduate: A student who has not earned a baccalaureate degree. Grant funding is limited to first-degree undergraduates.
    • Freshman: 0-44 quarter credits earned
    • Sophomore: 45-89 quarter credits earned
    • Junior: 90-134 quarter credits earned
    • Senior: 135+ quarter credits earned
  • Post-Baccalaureate: A student who has earned a baccalaureate degree and is working on an additional undergraduate degree. Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for grant funding.

  • Teacher Certification: A student who has earned a baccalaureate degree and is working on teaching certification. Teacher certification students are not eligible for grant funding.

  • Provisional Graduate: A student who is working on undergraduate prerequisites for admittance to a graduate program. Financial aid eligibility is limited to one consecutive 12 month period. Provisional graduate students are eligible for loans only.

  • Graduate: A student with a baccalaureate degree admitted to a master's/doctoral program.

  • Post-Graduate: A student who is working on a program beyond the graduate level.
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