92. Will DTA approve college attendance?

DTA will approve college attendance as long as

  • the activities are can be credited toward a certificate, associate’s degree or other degree (including a four-year or graduate degree),
  • the program is at least half time,
  • you are making satisfactory progress. 106 C.M.R. § 707.140(D); Appendix E (DTA Online Guide)

DTA will also approve graduate degree programs that are expected to lead to employment. But if you are subject to the work requirement, you can only count a graduate degree program as your only work activity if you have not used college or graduate school as your work activity for 12 months. After 12 months, you can only count a graduate degree program if you combine it with another approved employment activity. Appendix E (DTA Online Guide Links).