Federal regulations prevent students from receiving financial aid for classes unless the student has performed academically related activities.

Academically related activities, as defined by the U.S. Department of Education for this purpose, include but are not limited to:

  • physically attending a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and students.
  • submitting an academic assignment.
  • taking an exam, an interactive tutorial or computer-assisted instruction.
  • attending a study group that is assigned by the school or instructor.
  • participating in an online discussion about academic matters.
  • initiating contact with you, as the instructor, to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course.
  • engaging in an online academically related activity or initiating contact with you, the instructor, to ask a course-related question.

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