I found a clause in the official US Federal Student Aid Handbook that states the following:
"The regulations define a graduate/professional student as a student who is enrolled in a program or course or in a professional program and has completed the equivalent of 3 academic years of full-time study either prior to entrance or as part of the program itself."
I am enrolled in a second degree BS program that is an accredited, professional program and I have completed at least 3 academic years of full study. Thus , I eligible for loans meant for professional students; however, the FA office is ignoring this clause and is trying to limit my aid to that available to undergraduates, which would force me to take out private loans.
Can/Should I seek legal action against the FA office?NOTE (7/31; 11:53pm EST): Do not answer this question. There is a mistake in the quote. Please refer to the other version for the same question.