Maximum Time Frame

  • A student must complete his/her academic program within a maximum of 150 percent of the published length of the education program as measured in credit hours. For example, a student completing a degree requiring 100 credit hours may attempt 150 credit hours to complete that degree. (100 x 1.5 = 150)
  • Credits transferred from another institution are included as credits attempted and completed for the purpose of calculating maximum time frame.
  • Once a student reaches maximum time frame or it is determined to be mathematically impossible for the student to complete his/her academic program within the maximum time frame, the student is no longer eligible for federal financial aid. The student may continue to attend National American University but must fund his/her education without federal financial aid.
  • Maximum time frame does not affect eligibility for veteran’s educational benefits.