Course Program of Study FAQ
What is Program of Study?
Program of study consists of all the courses required to meet your degree requirements. This includes free electives that fit into the credit hours applied toward graduation. Excess electives cannot be included in your program of study. You can view courses that meet your degree requirements in the myBLUEprint Worksheet (access through your go.pfw.edu).
How does CPOS impact financial aid?
Financial Aid will pay for eligible courses as determined by your myBLUEprint Worksheet. Course program of study (CPOS) will impact the following:
|Federal (Title IV) Financial Aid||State Financial Aid|
|Federal Pell Grant (FPELL)||21st Century Scholarship (IN21ST)|
|Supplemental Grant (SEOG)||Frank O’Bannon Grant (INHEA)|
|Federal Work Study (FWS)||Indiana Adult Student Grant (INPTG)|
|DL Subsidized Stafford Loan (FDLS)||Academic Honors (INHON)|
|DL Unsubsidized Stafford Loan (FDLU)||Academic Honors GPA (INGPA)|
|DL Parent Plus Loan (FDPL)||Associate Deg Award (INASOC)|
|DL Graduate Plus Loan (FDLG)||Accelerated Sched Award (INACC)|
Are there course exceptions?
In rare circumstances, a dean or department chair may authorize an exception to a degree requirement, permitting a course outside of the published degree requirements. If an exception has been approved, your myBLUEprint Worksheet should reflect that change. Contact your advisor if a course does not appear as expected.
What about courses in majors, minors or concentrations that have not been declared?
You need to work with your advisor to make sure all majors, minors, and concentrations are declared and appear on the myBLUEprint Worksheet. If majors, minors, or concentrations are not declared, courses could be ineligible for federal or state financial aid.
Can elective courses count toward my program of study?
If your major has allocated room for free electives, those elective credits will be eligible for federal or state financial aid. If you enroll in electives in excess of those allowed by the major, the courses will not be eligible for financial aid as listed above. You should refer to the myBLUEprint Worksheet to determine if electives fit into “Elective Credits Allowed” or “Excess Electives.”
Can I take classes that are not required for my major?
You may take classes that are not required for your major. However, these courses will not be eligible for the financial aid options listed above.
What if I’m a graduating senior in my last semester?
Graduating seniors will receive financial aid on classes that count in their program of study. If you have 9 credit hours remaining in order to graduate, but enroll in 12 credit hours, only 9 credit hours will be eligible for the financial aid options listed above.
*If you are not enrolled in 12 CPoS eligible hours, you may be ineligible for some types of aid.
What if a course does not count toward program of study but I think it should?
If a course is not counting toward program of study, and you think it should, see your advisor as soon as possible to discuss why the course is not meeting a degree requirement in your myBLUEprint worksheet.
How will this impact me if I participate in Study Abroad or National Student Exchange?
You will receive financial aid on classes that count in your program of study. Study Abroad and National Student Exchange staff will work with academic advisors to determine which courses will count toward your program of study.
How will I be notified if a course is not eligible for financial aid?
Financial Aid and your academic advisor will communicate with you about possible financial aid issues. You will be notified if you meet all the following criteria:
- You have accepted federal financial aid and/or state aid as listed above.
- You have fewer than 12 registered credits counting toward your program of study.
- You have at least one registered course designated that does not count toward your program of study.
For questions about your course schedule, please contact your academic advisor.
For questions about your financial aid, please contact Financial Aid at email@example.com or 260-481-6820.