Third Party Billing

Peru State College accepts payments from outside sources that have formally agreed to pay tuition and fees for an eligible student. These organizations include but are not limited to the Veteran’s Administration, Vocational Rehabilitation, National Guard, and Americorps. Each student remains responsible for payment for all charges by the specified due date if the financial aid and/or third party process has not been completed. Peru State College may assist students in completing the required documents, but the student is responsible to ensure that all documentation, requirements, and deadlines are met.

Full-Time Status

Veterans and other eligible persons attending Peru State under the benefits of U.S. Code, Title 38, as full-time students must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours, or the equivalent.

Peru State students who are enrolled for 12 credit hours or more during a semester are considered full-time students. However, the normal course load for a student who expects to complete a bachelor’s degree within eight (8) semesters (4 years) is 15-16 hours. Class withdrawals subsequent to the drop/add period are included in the credit hour load. The maximum load without special permission per 16-week semester is 18 hours; the Dean of the School in which the student is majoring may approve loads greater than 18 credit hours provided the student obtained a minimum 3.5 grade point average the previous semester.

Part-Time Status:

Nine credit hours is ¾ time.

Six to eight credit hours is ½ time.

VA will not pay for less than six credit hours per semester.

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) - Additional Degree Requirements

This degree is available to candidates whose complementary area of emphasis is Management, and who transfer from other institutions after having completed a technical associate degree program or have the equivalent in credits and life experience.

Total Hours

B.A.S. candidates must earn a minimum of 120 semester credit hours. A minimum of 30 semester hours must be earned through Peru State. A minimum of 59 semester hours are to be completed through accredited institutions authorized to grant a baccalaureate or higher degree.  Exceptions: 1) Documented basic or recruit military training may be counted toward the degree; 2) a maximum of 30 hours of standardized subject examinations is acceptable; and 3) other prior learning/life experience credit may be awarded according to the College’s policy.

Standards of Progress Policy

A veteran and/or eligible person must make satisfactory progress toward an approved educational objective leading to employment.  Veteran and/or eligible person Standard of Progress will be determined utilizing the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy as listed in the college catalog consisting of overall grade point average, pace, program length, maximum time for completion, attendance and/or conduct.