The new programs aren't eligible for federal financial aid at this time because of the Aspen's somewhat recent change of ownership. I am not sure of the specifics, but after a change of ownership, new degree programs are ineligible for financial aid for about 3 years. Almost all of Aspen's other degree programs (MBA, MSN, etc.) are eligible for financial aid, but any programs created after the change of ownership will not be eligible for financial aid until sometime in 2014. This is the policy of the department of education. The new degree programs have undergone the same accreditation procedure as all of the financial aid eligible degree programs, it is simply the change of ownership, which occurred over a year ago, which has resulted in these programs not being eligible for financial aid.
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