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Base Academic Year Definitions

Academic Year Definition

The York County School of Technology's academic year for financial aid purposes is defined in Clock Hours and Weeks of Attendance.

Certificate/Diploma Programs Less than 900 hours in length
Students enrolled in Certificate Programs of less than 900 hours in length will have their aid prorated using the following defined academic years.
                      40 week, 721 hour Auto Tech certificate program – 49 weeks and 900 clock hours.
                      44 week, 800 hour Billing & Coding certificate program – 50 weeks and 900 clock hours.
                      43 week, 876 hour Dental certificate program – 44 weeks and 900 clock hours.
                      41 week, 731 hour Welding certificate program – 50 weeks and 900 clock hours.

Certificate Programs of at least 900 hours but less than 1100 hours in length
Students enrolled in Certificate Program of at least 900 hours but less than 1100 hours in length are eligible to apply for aid for one academic year. Base academic years by program are defined below.
                       49 week, 900 hour HVAC certificate program – 49 weeks and 900 clock hours.
                       39 week, 952 hour Mechatronics certificate program – 39 weeks and 952 clock hours.
                       40 week, 906 hour Medical Assistant certificate program – 40 weeks and 906 clock hours.

Students attending the Practical Nursing Diploma program prior to January 2019 will be eligible to apply for aid one full year of training.
                        11 month daytime program – 48 weeks and 1540 clock hours

Students attending the Practical Nursing Diploma program beginning January 2019 and forward will be eligible to apply for aid in both their first and second year of training. The aid received for the second year in each program is prorated per federal guidelines based upon the number of hours and weeks remaining in the program. Base academic years by program is defined below.
                        11 month daytime program – 28 weeks and 900 clock hours