This guidance is specific to the 2024-25 award year and later.
According to U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) FAFSA Simplification Questions and Answers, PEL-Q3/A3:
"PEL-Q3: How does a school calculate the enrollment intensity of a student who is enrolled in both correspondence and regular coursework?
PEL-A3: You must count in the enrollment intensity the amount of a student’s correspondence coursework up to the amount of the student’s regular coursework. For example, a student enrolled in 4 credits of regular coursework would have 4 credits of correspondence work in their enrollment intensity. In other words, the student would have an enrollment of 8 ÷ 12 x 100% = 67%."
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