# 2nd bachelors Degree Question (after a SAP appeal)

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My BS is in Physics and I had considered getting another BS in industrial engineering. However I have question that I can not find any direct answer on FAFSA website

I have accumulated more than 180 hours in my Bachelors Degree, going over the 150% limit for an undergraduate major. My appeal for more aid failed at my university, and I had to pay for my last semester by private funds. However, I even though I went over the180 hour limit, I did not exceed the $57000 limit for federal funds. I only have a total debt of$19000 in federal student loans.

I have read before that a student can be granted an additional 45 hours with federal loans for a 2nd degree provided the university accepts them with their credentials. But I can not find the official source for this.

I am currently considering going to another university for a 2nd bachelors degree. Is it possible that I can access the federal student money that I did not utilize for the 1st bachelors degree.

If there is a legitimate FAFSA or other link that would answer this question, may you please provide it.