Students sometimes choose an undeclared major (non-degree program) when entering college. These programs consist of, but may not be limited to, General Curriculum, Basic Business, Basic Engineering, General Health Studies, Lower Division Nursing and Pre-Professional programs. Federal regulations stipulate that a student must be in a degree-seeking program to be eligible for any Title IV (federal) aid. While students are eligible to receive federal aid for these programs for up to a total of 59 earned hours, they must meet with their advisor to choose their major once they are nearing 60 earned hours. When a student hits 45 earned hours and is in a non-degree program, there will be a hold placed on their financial aid until they are able to declare a major. The student will then need to notify the Financial Aid Office once their major has been changed. Advisors are provided a list of students who are reaching their limit of earned hours for a non-degree program.