A Program Objective Enrollment Compliance (POEC) review is required for every student seeking federal student aid. In accordance with federal law, federal student aid funds can only be applied to classes that are recognized as being truly necessary for completion of a student’s declared degree. To that end, we must verify (on a term-by-term basis) whether or not all classes for which a student is enrolled are required or not. Those classes which are confirmed to be required, i.e. POEC compliant, will be covered by federal student aid (as long as all other relevant eligibility criteria has been met). Classes which are identified as not required for degree completion will be flagged as such, and these non-compliant courses will be excluded from financial aid coverage.
To be clear,
any coursework that is not required will not be included when calculating eligibility for Title IV funds (Pell Grant, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, etc.). Students who qualify for aid which exceeds the actual cost of their compliant coursework may be able to apply that difference to non-compliant classes. If excess aid does not exist, the student who wishes to keep such classes on their schedule will need to pay for those classes out of pocket.
*A student must be enrolled in a minimum of six POEC compliant credit hours to be considered for a federal student loan.
If you are unsure of which classes are required for your chosen degree you can review your degree’s program sheet online or speak with an academic advisor. You can also view your degree audit online- it will be specific to you and will detail which required courses you have completed as well as those which are still outstanding. If you are unsure of the degree/career you would like to pursue you may also want to visit a
Broward College Career Center
. There you’ll find helpful information regarding possible careers and can even complete a self-assessment survey to help you
determine the degree and career which best suits your personality and interests