Is There Leniency For the 12-Month Limitation On Preparatory Coursework Due To Coronavirus?

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This guidance is not award-year-specific and applies across award years.

No. According to guidance NASFAA has received from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), the limitation of 12 consecutive months for preparatory coursework is a statutory requirement which ED does not have the authority to waive. NASFAA will keep this in consideration during future discussions with Congressional staffers. If it changes, we will update this AskRegs Q&A.

See also AskRegs Knowledgebase Q&A, What Is the Difference Between Remedial, Preparatory, and Prerequisite Coursework?

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