Foreign BA/BS Degree
How is a Foreign BA/BS Degree treated at Cuesta College?
For the purposes of financial aid eligibility if you indicate that you have a BA/BS degree you are ineligible for Federal Pell Grant.
"A student with a baccalaureate or professional degree is ineligible even if the degree is from an unaccredited school or is not recognized by your school. Similarly, a student with a baccalaureate or professional degree from a foreign school usually isn’t eligible for a Pell Grant. But because a foreign degree often won’t translate neatly into the American classification, the school must judge whether it equates to a U.S. bachelor’s degree."
If you would like to "appeal" your BA/BS status to be eligible for Federal Aid you can have your foreign transcripts evaulated by ACEI. There is a fee of $185 for a comprehensive report.
If it is determined that you do not have the equivalent of a BA/BS degree, then you may be Pell eligible (other eligibility requirements are still required). See our Policies and Procedures here.