Second bachelor’s degree-seeking undergraduate students should apply for financial aid by following the same procedures as other undergraduate students.
- Second bachelor’s degree-seeking undergraduate students must have declared majors different from the major in which they have already earned a bachelor’s degree.
- Second bachelor’s degree-seeking undecided majors are considered undeclared for financial aid purposes, and are not eligible for aid.
- Generally, second bachelor’s degree-seeking undergraduate students may be eligible for Federal Work Study and Federal Stafford Loans.
- Second bachelor’s degree-seeking undergraduate students are NOT eligible to receive grants, such as Pell, FSEOG, State of Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant or institutional grants.
- Second bachelor’s degree-seeking students are reviewed as undergraduate students for Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy purposes. Therefore, they cannot exceed 180 attempted hours, including those hours attempted for previous degree(s). It is recommended that second degree-seeking students must meet with their academic advisors for an evaluation of courses needed to obtain the second degree and that they do not deviate from their academic plans.