Student can get up to 150 percent of the semester that it takes them to finish their degree. Which means that students can get financial aid for as long as 5 years or longer.
Fifth and sixth year students should be able to benefit from this program as long as they meet their college requirements according to the article “Financial aid for the 5th, 6th, and 7th year college student” published on December 10, 2013 by Robyn Stewart.
Then again financial aid isn’t limited, the choice is up to students who plans their years in college is what matters the most.
“I wouldn’t mind getting financial aid for more than five years,” said Delta student Edgar Roa. “What I usually do first is spend that money on books and the rest on things I need.”
But it doesn’t take a student that long to finish college if he’s on the right track.
Not many students spend their financial aid on books.
“I usually save my financial aid on something I need instead of college purposes, although that’s why I have a part time job for,” said Delta College student Allen Lor.
Let’s just all be clear here, there’s no secret to longer extend financial aid and we all know that. On the bright side there are ways to limit as much as possible into your financial burden as a student.
Students in college more than five years should think about planning their financial aid wisely, whether or not they are planning to stay in college longer than they intend to.
The idea is to set a goal and have a plan.
There’s lots of help out there and students just have to take advantage of that. Especially meeting up with a counselor is probably the wisest choice.
On average, to get an associate degree it requires 60 units in order to obtain a associates’ degree.
While most students end up taking more than what they need, according to an article “Breaking the 4-year myth: Why students are taking longer to graduate” published on December 16, 2015 by the website college.usatoday.
But, that’s almost saying everybody does it and no one is perfect.
And when they say they have about 90 units already then basically who’s fault was it?
Financial aid doesn’t provide any help after that.
What we don’t realize is the fact that we’re wasting time on unnecessary classes.
That’s because student are not prepared.
Even if students have a good idea of their major, in the end they still end up changing majors.
And that’s when student runs into problems. Either they transfer into another college or take lots of classes.
“Financial aid has help me through rough times even when it means I have to pay bills, so I don’t mind if financial aid is being extended,” said Delta College student Raul Dominguez, who is graduating this semester.