Christian colleges and universities are elgible to distribute Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) when achieving candidacy or accreditation status, depending on the accreditation agency. See the table below for qualifications regarding ABHE, ATS, and TRACS accreditation process.

ABHE

ATS

TRACS

Upon achieving candidacy, ABHE’s status with the US Department of Education allows their schools to qualify to distribute Federal Student Financial Aid (FSFA) to bachelor students, but not graduate students. The ABHE is trying to qualify graduate programs for FAFSA. ATS’ status with the US Department of Education allows their institutionally-accredited schools to qualify to distribute Federal Student Financial Aid (FSFA) to Master or Doctoral students.  (This does not include candidate members or programmatically-accredited schools.) Upon achieving candidacy, TRACS’ status with the US Department of Education allows their schools to qualify to distribute Federal Student Financial Aid (FSFA) to Bachelor students and graduate students.

 

 

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  • Dr. Agron is the managing editor of Christian Academia Magazine. He also serves as an accreditation consultant. Since 1999, Agron & Associates, Inc. has specialized in helping Christian colleges achieve accreditation. In both roles, his mission is to help raise up Christian colleges in quality, quantity, reputation and impact for the Kingdom of God. If you would like to discuss how his firm can help your school achieve accreditation, contact him at [email protected]

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