- Academic Adviser
- The person at
a college who helps a student decide what classes to take, when to take them, how many credits to take, what major to pursue, etc.
- Academic Standards
- College standards, such as a certain grade point average, that
students must maintain in order to remain in good standing with
- Academic Year
- Each institution's annual schedule. Academic years are usually
divided into quarters, semesters or trimesters. See Calendar.
- Colleges and schools must meet requirements in academic programs,
facilities, teaching, etc. to be certified by accrediting agencies.
Usually, colleges must be accredited for their students to receive
- Achievement Tests
- Standardized tests given by the College Board in several high
school subjects. Colleges look at scores when making decisions
about admission and course placement. These tests are not required
by most schools.
- See American College Testing Program.
- Admission Requirements
- Students who want to attend a college must meet that college's
specific requirements to be considered for admission. These may
include high school grade point average, standardized test scores,
high school courses, etc.
- Admissions Tests
- See Standardized Admission
- Advanced Credit
- Some colleges offer tests for advanced college credit. Students
who receive a high score on these tests can earn credit in specific
subject areas and may skip to higher-level courses.
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- College-level courses (designed by the College Board) offered
in high school. Students may take an AP test at the completion
of these courses. Students with high scores on these tests can
be placed in upper-level college courses and may receive college
credit for beginning.
- Advanced or Early Registration
- A period of time set by colleges during which students can register
early for classes.
- People who have graduated from a college.
- American College Testing (ACT)
- A company that produces standardized admissions tests, including
the ACT and PLAN. Some colleges use ACT scores to determine admission
eligibility. See Standardized Admissions Tests.
- Application Fee
- A charge to process a student's application. In some cases, this
fee is waived if a student shows financial need.
- Training programs that combine on-the-job and course work. The
result is certified skills in specific trades. Apprentices are
usually paid for their training.
- Articulation Agreements
- An agreement between two schools that allows course credit at
one school to be accepted or transferred and applied toward a degree
or certificate at another school.
- Arts and Sciences
- A group of academic studies that may include fine arts, languages,
social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. The group may
be called a division, college or school; for example, the College
of Arts and Sciences at State University.
- Associate Instructor (AI)
- See Teaching Assistant.
- Associate's Degree
- You can earn an associates degree in nursing in 2-3 years.
Associates degrees in nursing are most commonly offered at
community and junior colleges, but some four-year schools and universities
offer them as well. An associates degree will prepare you
for a large number of career opportunities in nursing. It will
qualify you to work in a wide variety of areas in health care providing
care to individuals and families in order to promote, improve,
or maintain their health. If you later decide to continue your
education and go for a bachelors degree, you may have already
completed most of the prerequisites and general education requirements
for entering a four-year program. (You may even be able to complete
the remainder of the four-year degree in 1 to 1½ years.
- Baccalaureate or Bachelor's
- A bachelors degree is typically earned in 4 years, which is why
the colleges that offer bachelors degrees are sometimes referred
to as four-year schools. Students who are studying for a bachelors
degree are called undergraduates. A bachelors degree can increase
your career options and advancement opportunities in nursing.
It prepares you to provide care to individuals, families, groups and communities
order to promote, improve, or maintain their health. It also
gets you ready for leadership positions in the health care industry and
in community health. A bachelors degree is required for admission
to a graduate program in nursing also known as a masters degree
- Board of Trustees
- The policy-making and governing body of a college.
- The person or office in charge of money at a college. Students pay the
bursar for tuition and room and board.
- How a college divides a year for classes and grading. Calendars usually
run from August to May or September to June, with an additional
summer calendar. See Academic Year, Quarter, Semester, Trimester.
- The grounds, class buildings, and residence halls of a college.
- Career Plan
- A set of steps to be followed over a period of time to get a desired job.
- A college's book of general information about classes, faculty, costs
and admission and degree requirements.
- A document granted by colleges after completion of study for a specific
- Certificate of Technical Achievement
- A certificate, similar to a report card, that can be updated during and
after high school. It is awarded to students who master specific technical
skills and knowledge.
- The highest administrator of an academic department; usually a professor.
- Chief administrator of a college campus; called a "president" at
- Civic Group
- A community organization or club that usually wants to improve life in
- Both men and women being included in a program or facility; for instance,
being able to attend the same college or live in the same residence hall.
- A school offering studies that lead to an academic degree. A college can
be part of a larger university system, or stand alone. Colleges not in a
university system usually do not offer graduate degrees.
- College Board
- Nonprofit association made up of college, schools, universities and other
educational organizations. College Board administers the SAT, PSAT/ NMSQT
tests and Advanced Placement. See SAT I, PSAT / NMSQT, Advanced Placement.
- College Scholarship Service
- This service processes a supplemental financial aid application called
the Profile. Some colleges and universities require the Profile in addition
to other financial aid forms. This is a College Board service that students
must pay for. See Profile Application.
- Graduation ceremony to recognize students who have completed degree requirements.
- Community College
- College that offers programs (usually two years or less for full-time
students) leading to certificates or associate's degrees. These programs
prepare students for immediate employment or for transfer to a college or
university offering bachelor's degrees.
- Commuter Student
- A student who does not live on-campus, but travels to campus to take classes.
- Competitive Admission Policy
- See Selective Admission Policy.
- Conditional Admission
- A college may admit students who have not met all the admission requirements.
To remain, these students must fulfill specified requirements before or
during their enrollment.
- In education, an agreement between schools that enables students who attend
one school to attend class and use resources at another school.
- Cooperative Education (Co-op) Education
- A program in which a student combines employment and study in a career
- Core Classes
- Classes that all students in a major program are required to take.
- A required class or lab taken with a related course.
- Correspondence Course
- A class in which students receive lessons in the mail and send completed
assignments to instructors. Correspondence is an example of distance education.
See Distance Education and Independent Study.
- Another name for "class."
- Course Evaluation
- A survey usually given at the end of a semester. Students give their opinions
about the instructor and the course.
- Course Number
- Numbers assigned to courses to show their level of difficulty or depth/breadth
of study. A 100-level course is less difficult or broader in scope than
a 200-level course.
- How schools measure a student's progress toward a diploma or degree.
The number of credits assigned to a course depends, in part,
on how much time
is spent in class each week. For example, most courses offered
by colleges on semester calendars are worth three credits. Credits
are also referred
to as "credit hours" or simply, "hours."
- The available courses in a program of study at a specific college.
- The highest officer of a division, college
or school, such as Dean of
the School of Education. Deans usually report directly to a provost,
chancellor or the president of a college.
- Declare a Major
- Officially tell a college your major, or area of study. See Major.
- Deferred Admission
- A college may accept a student but then allow the student to delay coming
to the school for one year.
- Deficiency Points
- These indicate unsatisfactory classwork. Students with these can be put
on academic probation or dismissed from school.
- After finishing a program of study at a college, students receive an academic
recognition. For example, a Bachelor of Nursing from Samuel Merritt School
- An area of study in a larger college or school. Professors specialize
in an area of study, and teach for that area's department.
- An official document awarded by colleges and high schools to students
when they complete required courses of study.
- A field of study. See Major.
- Discussion Section
- When a small group of students meet to discuss the lecture portion of
a class. Discussions are often led by a graduate student called an Associate
Instructor or Teaching Assistant.
- Students can be dismissed or expelled for consistently poor grades or
- Distance Education
- Classes taught over satellite or local television, by video tape or CD
ROM, through the Internet and by correspondence. Some may be regularly scheduled;
others may be taken when most convenient for the student's schedule.
- Distribution Requirements
- See General Education Requirements.
- The highest university degree, also called a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.).
- See Residence Hall.
- Double Major
- Meeting requirements for two majors. See Major.
- Dual or Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Credit
- Some colleges enroll high-achieving high school students in college courses
that may fulfill both high school and college graduation requirements. Students
must gain permission from the high school principal or guidance counselor
and admission to a college. College students may also dual enroll in two
- Early Admission
- Students can take
the necessary standardized tests
and apply early in their senior year for admission to some colleges. If
choose to apply for early admission and are accepted, the institution
guarantees you a place and you promise to attend the institution.
- An optional, instead of required class. Some electives fulfill general
education requirements outside of a major.
- Emeritus Faculty
- Honored faculty members, usually retired from teaching.
- To become a student at a university by registering for courses and paying
tuition and fees. See Registration, Matriculate.
- A course requirement that is fulfilled by passing an exam in the subject.
- Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
- Analysis on how much money a family can contribute toward education expenses.
- Extracurricular Activities
- Non-required activities that occur outside the classroom.
- The teachers, professors and instructors who teach at schools.
- Faculty Advisor
- See Academic Advisor.
- See Free Application for Federal Student
- Federal Pell Grant
- A federal financial aid grant program which is not paid back. Students
apply by filling out the FAFSA.
- Federal Perkins Student Loan
- A low-interest loan for students who show financial need. It must be
repaid after graduation. Students apply by filling out the FAFSA.
- Federal PLUS (Parent Loans for Undergraduate
Federal Direct PLUS
- Financial aid to parents, processed through a bank, other lending agency,
college or university to help pay for college. These loans must be repaid
with interest. Repayment begins 60 days after the loan is issued to the
- Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan
and Direct Ford Loan
- Student financial aid processed through a bank and/ or college. A student
must be enrolled in a college degree program at least part time to receive
a Stafford Loan. Loans must be paid back with interest after a student
leaves college. Students apply by filling out a FAFSA.
- Federal Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Federal grant for students with exceptional need. Students apply by
filling out a FAFSA.
- Federal Unsubsidized Stafford/Direct
Unsubsidized Ford Loan
- Similar to a Federal Stafford Loan, except interest is paid by the student
- Money charged by a college for services provided to a student. Fees
are often charged for lab materials, computer use and recreational facilities.
- Fee Waiver
- A written statement that says the student does not have to pay a certain
fee. Some scholarships give fee waivers for tuition.
- Finals Week
- Time at the end of the semester when classes do not meet and final tests
- Financial Aid
- Federal, state, college, and private programs that help students pay
for college costs. Financial aid may come in the form of grants and scholarships,
loans or work-study programs.
- Financial Aid Counselor
- A college staff member who helps students and parents fill out financial
aid forms and processes financial aid money.
- Financial Need
- Difference between the cost of attending college and the Expected Family
Contribution. A student's (or family's) financial need determines how
much financial aid will be awarded.
- Free Application for Federal Student
- The required application for federal, state and institutional financial
aid. Indiana students must file their applications between January 1 and
March 1 of the year the student plans to attend college to meet the priority
- Full-time Student
- A student who carries a minimum number of credits or hours to
be considered "full
time" by a college. The number of credits considered to be a full-time
load varies. Schools on a semester calendar often require at
least 12-hours for full-time status. See Calendar, Part-time Student.
- 4-1-4 or 4-4-1
- Calendar used by some colleges. There are two regular semesters of four
months, with one month long semester between or following them.
- General Education Requirements
- The courses you take for the first year of college are
called general education. Colleges consider general education courses
to be the broad-based body of knowledge essential to a well-rounded
education. All students are required to complete general education
requirements in order to graduate.
- Gift Aid
- Financial aid that is not repaid, such as grants and scholarships.
- Making a decision about the type of degree youre going earn. There
are three educational pathways to nursing: Associates Degree in Nursing
(ADN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Masters of Science
in Nursing (MSN).
- Grade Point Average (GPA)
- A system for evaluating the overall scholastic performance of
students. Grades are often measured on a four-point scale in
which an "A" equals
four points and a "B" equals three points, etc. These are called
grade points. Total points are found by multiplying the number
of credits for a course by the student's grade point. A student's
GPA is found by dividing
the sum of grade points by the number of course credits.
- A person who receives a certificate, degree, or diploma from a school.
- Graduate Assistant (GA)
- A GA helps a professor with research or works for an academic department.
GAs usually receive a salary and reduced tuition. See Teaching Assistant.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- A test often used to determine eligibility for graduate school (administered
by the Educational Testing Service).
- Graduate Student
- A student who has received a bachelor's degree and is working on an advanced
degree such as a master's or doctorate.
- Financial aid based on student need; it is not repaid.
- Greek Organizations
- Student organizations named by Greek letters. These organizations
may be academic, social or charitable. Members of social Greek
organizations (such as fraternities and sororities) frequently live together
in a "Greek
- Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL)
- See Federal Stafford Loan.
- Higher Education
- See Postsecondary
- Organizations to which students are nominated for membership based on
high grades, outstanding school service or both.
- Living arrangements for students at colleges or private secondary schools.
- Identification Card (ID)
issued to identify a student. IDs are often
required for meal plans, borrowing library books or for admission to
- Independent College
- A college or other school that is supported with private money, but not
supported financially by the state. Some independent colleges have a religious
affiliation or are single-gender schools.
- Independent Study
- Studying a subject for credit without regular classroom instruction. This
may refer to on-campus courses that you take independently, or through distance
education. See Distance Education, Correspondence Course.
- Individualized Major
- See Student-designed Major.
- Informational Interview
- A meeting with an experienced person to gain knowledge or understanding.
This can be used to find out about a job or career, such as the training
and responsibility involved.
- In the education field, it is a school, college, or university.
- A nontenured teacher at a school. See Tenure.
- Any competition or activity taking place between different colleges.
- Programs or courses using knowledge from two or more academic areas. See
- Interest Inventory
- An exercise or set of exercises used to identify possible areas of career
- Experience gained by students working at jobs on or off campus. Students
get practical experience in their area of study.
- Intramural Sports
- Athletic activities between a school's students.
- Job Shadowing
- Time spent with someone
who is at work. This time is
used to better understand what people do in their job.
- Junior College
- See Community College.
- Financial aid that must be repaid with
interest after a student
- A focused area of study. Students take many classes in their major, gain specialized knowledge and earn a degree in that area.
- Master's Degree
- It usually takes 1-3 years to complete a masters degree program.
Masters degree programs are commonly referred to as graduate programs
or graduate school. Community colleges and junior colleges do not offer graduate
programs. A student becomes eligible to enroll in a graduate program once
he or she has earned a bachelors degree. There are two types of masters
Graduate programs prepare individuals for advanced nursing positions.
Clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse clinicians, teachers,
researchers, administrators, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, nurse
educators, and administrators are all advanced nursing positions.
- Graduate programs that require you to have a bachelors degree or
equivalent in nursing. Upon admission you select the specific specialty
track you want to study.
- Entry Level graduate programs are for you if you have a bachelors degree
in a non-nursing area, are not a registered nurse, and have decided that
you would like to study to become a nurse. Entry-level graduate programs
build upon your bachelors degree and, after you complete the courses that
prepare you to take the registered nurse licensure exam, you can select
the specialty area you want to study.
- To register or enroll in a college.
- A person who gives advice and help.
- An area of interest studied at the same time as a major. It is rarely
in the same department as a major and requires fewer classes than a major.
- National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Negro Students
- A scholarship program for African-Americans only, similar to the National Merit Scholarships and based on junior year PSAT scores. See National Merit Scholarships.
- National Direct Student Loan (NDSL)
- See Federal Perkins Student Loan.
- National Merit Scholarships
- Competitive scholarships limited in number and offered by the National
Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Winners are determined by PSAT scores and other criteria.
- Need Analysis Form
- A form, filled out by the student and/or family members, used to determine
the amount of financial aid the student can receive. The FAFSA is the federal
need analysis form. See Free Application For Student Aid.
- See National Merit Scholarships, Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National
Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
- Nontransferable Degree
- A degree, often an associate's, that cannot be counted as credit toward
more education, like a bachelor's degree, at the same or a different
college. See Transferable Degree.
- Nursing Education
- A major is a focused area of study. You must complete certain
classes in their major to earn a nursing degree. In order to earn
a Nursing degree, students must take a certain number of classes
in their major
for the purpose of gaining specialized
knowledge. Nursing courses include classroom instruction and supervised "hands on" clinical
experience and education in hospitals, clinics, community agencies
and other health care settings. A health
care setting is anywhere a nurse provides patient care. In addition
to general education requirements, typical course work may include
courses in the following subjects:
- Basic Nutrition
- General Psychology
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Human Development
- Nursing Science
- Occupational Outlook
- A prediction of future job openings in specific career fields.
- Occupational Training
- Education and training to prepare for a particular occupation.
- Office Hours
- In education, hours set aside by an instructor to meet with students.
- In education, a person who acts on behalf of students and others in the
college community who have difficulties with the college.
- On-the-job Training
- Training provided for employees while they are learning a job; the employee
creates a product or provides a service while being trained.
- Open Admission Policy (Open Door Policy)
- Admission policy in which anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent
can take classes.
See Rolling Admission, Selective
- Programs to help new students and parents get to know a college. Orientation
usually takes place before or at the beginning of the academic year.
- Parent Loan
- See Federal PLUS.
- Part-time Student
- A student enrolled in a number of course credits that is less than full
time. Usually, this is less than 12 credits a semester.
- Pell Grant
- See Federal Pell Grant.
- See Doctorate.
- An effort to donate time and/or money to others. A philanthropic organization
may donate money or service to organizations and individuals.
- Test taken (often in sophomore year of high school) to prepare for the
See American College Testing Program and Standardized
- A file of materials created by a student that displays and explains skills,
talents, experiences and knowledge gained throughout life. Portfolios are
often used when applying for a job.
- Postsecondary Education
- Education after high school at a public, independent, technical, community
or junior college or university.
- Pre-admission Summer Program
- College programs offered to freshmen before fall classes. Courses may
be skill-building or regular college classes.
- Preliminary Scholastic Assessment
Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)
- A high school test that measures critical reading, writing and math skills
and prepares students for the SAT I. It also determines eligibility for
the National Merit Scholarship. See Scholastic
- Course sequences for undergraduate students to prepare for graduate work
in the same area.
- Beginning class (usually required) that prepares student for a more advanced
class. The requirements for admission to a nursing program. Most nursing
schools will require the following science and related courses: anatomy,
physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, sociology, and
algebra. Some programs may even have a foreign language requirement. Admissions
requirements as well as exceptions to the admission requirements are different
from school to school and program to program.
At the end of the nursing program, students must pass the state board licensure
examination (NCLEX) to become a licensed registered nurse.
- Private College
- See Independent College.
- Academic status of students whose GPA falls below a minimum level (this
varies from school to school).
- A teacher at a college (often tenured). See Tenure.
- Profile Application
- A supplemental application required by some colleges for school-based
financial aid. This form must be completed and mailed to the College Board's
College Scholarship Service. Some colleges require it earlier than the FAFSA.
- Set of required courses for a degree in a major area of study. Proprietary
Schools: Colleges that operate as profit-making institutions. These colleges
provide students with training in specific fields.
- A booklet of general information about a college or program.
- A college's chief academic officer (sometimes called an academic dean).
A provost often reports directly to the president of a college or university.
- See Preliminary Scholastic Assessment
Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) .
- Public College
- College or other school supported by the state; the state pays part of
the school's operating costs.
- Group of four residence halls or academic buildings.
- A calendar used by some colleges. The quarter school year is broken
down into four periods, each lasting 10 to 12 weeks.
- Quiet Floor/Hours
- Part of a residence hall or hours during the day where students are
expected to maintain a very low noise level.
- Reading Days
- Days between the end of
classes and beginning of final
exams to be used to prepare for final exams.
- Person (or office) in a college who manages class schedules and academic
- Officially enrolling in classes for the upcoming grading period.
- Religious Affiliation
- Private colleges associated with religious organizations.
- Remedial Course
- A course that teaches skills needed to succeed in college courses. These
skills are in the areas of math, writing, reading, etc.
- A set of conditions that must be met in order to do something, such as
be accepted to a college, complete a degree, etc.
- Residence Hall (Dormitory)
- A campus building where students live. Food service, social and educational
activities are provided. Some colleges require students to live in residence
halls for a certain amount of time.
- Residency Requirements
- Most colleges require that students spend a certain amount of time on campus
taking classes or living on campus. This term can also mean the minimum
amount of time a student must live in the state to pay in-state tuition,
which (for public colleges) is lower
than the tuition paid by out-of-state students.
- Resident Assistant (RA)
- A trained student who lives in a dormitory to coordinate programs and activities.
RAs may also help students with problems in the dorm or counsel students
about campus difficulties.
- Rolling Admission
- Schools with this admission practice accept applications throughout the
year and decide whether or not to admit students as soon as they receive
the required materials. See Open Admission Policy, Selective
- Room and Board
- The cost for living in residence halls or other campus housing (room) and
receiving meals from the housing food service (board).
- SAT I
- See Scholastic Assessment Test.
- SAT II
- Subject tests
- Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Completion of courses according to
school standards. Satisfactory academic progress must be shown to
receive financial aid and continue in school.
- An effort to provide all students high-level skills for the future and
connect their education to the work world.
- Financial aid awarded for academic and other achievements (music, athletics,
etc.). Scholarships do not have to be paid back.
- Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT
- A standardized admission test published by the College Board. Some colleges
use SAT I to determine
admission eligibility. See Standardized Admissions
- Selective Admission Policy
- An admission policy in which a college only admits students who meet certain
requirements (sometimes referred to as Competitive Admission Policy).
See Open Admission, Rolling
- Calendar system used by some schools. Classes and grade reports are divided
into two periods, each lasting about 15 weeks.
- Standardized Admissions Tests
(SAT I, ACT, etc.)
- These tests (such as ACT and SAT I) are designed to measure knowledge
and skills and are used to predict achievement in college. The test score
may be considered along with other factors for admission to the college.
- Student Activities
- See Extracurricular Activities.
- Student Aid Report (SAR)
- Summary of information that details a family's Expected Family Contribution
(EFC) and Pell Grant eligibility. Families receive this after filling out
- Student Body
- All students who attend a particular school.
- Student Center or Student Union
- A building on campus designed for a variety of uses by students. A bookstore,
dining facilities, administrative offices, game rooms, etc. may be located
- Student-designed Major
- At some colleges, students can plan an individualized major. Such programs
must be approved by appropriate college administrators.
- Student Loan
- See Federal Stafford Loan.
- Study Abroad
- Programs in which students go to college for some time in another country
while making regular progress toward their diplomas or degrees.
- Subsidized Loan
- Loan based on financial need in which borrower does not pay all the interest.
Usually, interest is not charged until repayment begins. See Unsubsidized
- Support Services
- Services provided
by most colleges to help students in areas such as academics, veterans affairs, adult and special-needs.
- Teaching Assistant (TA)
- A graduate
student paid by the college to
teach undergraduate classes. A TA may teach introductory classes,
grade papers or lead discussion sessions and may also be called an
- Guaranteed employment status given to teachers and
professors after successful completion of certain requirements within a
certain time period.
- An occupation requiring skilled labor, such as an electrician or
tool and die maker.
- The official record of a student's educational progress; it may include
listings of classes, grades, major area and degrees earned.
- Transferable Degree
- A degree, usually an associate's degree, that can be counted as credit
toward more education, such as a bachelor's degree, at the same
or a different college. See Nontransferable
Degree, Transfer Program.
- Transfer Program
- College program that prepares students to complete a degree at another
college. Junior, community and technical colleges often have transfer programs
to prepare students to continue their education at colleges and universities
offering bachelor's degrees. Transfer programs often award associate's degrees.
- Transfer Student
- A student who changes from one school to another. Grades and credits from
the first school may or may not be counted at the second. Schools may not
accept all the credits earned at another school.
- A calendar system used by some colleges that is made up of three 10-12
- The cost of classes or credits at a school.
- Tutors are experienced adults or students who help others study a specific
- Unconditional Admission
- Students who meet all of a school's
admission standards are given this status.
- A college student working on a bachelor's or associate's degree or certificate.
- A postsecondary institution that has several colleges or schools, grants
undergraduate and graduate degrees, and may have research facilities. Universities
are more comprehensive than colleges, although the two terms are often used
- Unsubsidized Loan
- Loan in which borrower is charged interest immediately. See Subsidized
- Student who is a junior or senior but has not yet received an undergraduate
- Waiting List
- A list of students who will
be admitted to a college only if
there is space available. Students placed on a waiting list are usually
notified if they are admitted, typically in May or June.
- An exemption from normal procedures or requirements. For example,
to receive a "class waiver" means not having to take a class.
- A form of financial aid in which students earn money by working part time at their college. Students apply for work-study by filling out the FAFSA.