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Experimental Site Initiative Unsubsidized Loan Eligibility

Effective with the 2012-2013 school year, San Diego Mesa College (along with City College and Miramar College) have been approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in an experimental initiative regarding "Over-borrowing" that allows our college to reduce or eliminate Unsubsidized Loan eligibility and borrowing for certain groups or categories of students.

The following groups or categories of students will not be eligible to borrow Unsubsidized Loans:

1. First (1st) Year students

• First (1st) year is defined as students who have completed less than 24 units in their current program or major based on their educational plan.

• Units that will be counted towards the 24 units will be units that fulfill the major, general ed and district requirements for the current program or major based on the educational plan.

• Units that will not be counted towards the 24 units are units that are basic skills or remedial, ESOL, electives or any other units that are not applicable to the current program or major based on the educational plan.

2. Students approved on Appeal

• Students who have an "Unsatisfactory" status for any reason and who are approved on appeal will not be eligible for an Unsubsidized Loan.