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4+1 Process

  1. The student needs to express an interest to their advisor about participating in the 4+1 program.  If the student meets the qualifications in terms of GPA and credit hours he/she will apply to the respective program.
  2. Once the student applies and is accepted to the graduate program, the graduate campus will code the student to indicate participation in a 4+1.
  3. Once the home institution is notified of acceptance into a graduate program, dummy placeholder courses will be added by the Registrar’s Office to the student’s semester schedule.
  4. The bill will be processed at the graduate school using the undergraduate tuition rate and financial aid at the home institution will be calculated based on part-time or full-time status.  Status will be determined based on a combination of home institution credits and graduate school credits.
  5. If the student has part-time credits at the home institution (<9 credits) and part-time status at the graduate institution (<6 credits) this will equal full-time status for financial aid (12-15 credits).  If the student has full-time credits at the home institution (12 credits) and part-time status at the graduate institution (<6 credits) this will equal full-time status for financial aid and an additional alternative loan may be needed to cover the tuition at both institutions.
  6. Registration at home institution will occur according to the academic calendar. Registration in the graduate program will be completed through communication with the graduate school.
  7. If money is remaining in the home institution financial aid package, the Student Accounts Office at the home institution will consult with the Student Accounts Office at the graduate school to transfer funds to cover an outstanding bill.

**If the financial aid package and/or an additional alternative loan does not cover the full amount at both institutions there will be a bill issued at both the home institution and the graduate institution.