Students enrolling for the first time after July 1, 2012 must have a High School Diploma, GED or state equivalent to be eligible for any federal financial aid. Students no longer have the option to pass an ATB test or to successfully complete 6 core/degree applicable units to gain eligibility for federal financial aid.

Students who completed six degree-applicable units in an eligible Title IV program (or who passed an ability-to-benefit (ATB) test) prior to July 1, 2012 are still eligible to receive federal financial aid provided they meet all other eligibility requirements.