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10 FAQs: Kenzie Academy Title IV Accreditation and New Software Engineering Program

At Kenzie Academy, providing learners with multiple tuition payment options that meet various financial needs is a top priority. In early 2021, Southern New Hampshire University acquired Kenzie Academy, and it paved the way for Kenzie’s programs to become eligible for Federal Student Aid. This means learners can apply for and receive Federal Student Aid, including grants and loans.

Kenzie Academy is also transitioning its Software Engineering certificate program to a new Title IV-accredited version. Keep reading below for details on Title IV, Federal Student Aid, and the new Software Engineering program, including its now accredited, credit-bearing status.


  • Why is there a transition from the current Software Engineering program to a new version?

    1.  Kenzie Academy is progressing its program offerings to offer credit-bearing certificates now that it has been acquired by Southern New Hampshire University. This means Kenzie programs are offered by an accredited institution and credits will be transferable once the program is complete.

    2. Also, now that certain programs offered by Kenzie Academy are Title IV eligible, the Software Engineering program is transitioning into a Title IV-accredited version.

  • What is Title IV?

    Title IV eligibility means Kenzie Academy participates in Federal Student Aid programs, and Federal Student Aid is now a payment option available for Kenzie learners. Federal Student Aid is funded through the U.S. Department of Education and is available to those who qualify. We encourage all learners to apply to determine eligibility, regardless if they already have other funding in place. Learners should never assume they would not be eligible.

    Funds include:
    1. Grants or need-based funding – does not need to be repaid
    2. Loans – must be repaid

    Federal Student Aid interest varies depending on the type of loan a learner received. Learn more about federal loan interest by visiting Federal Interest Rates and Fees.

  • How does the new Software Engineering program and Title IV benefit learners?

    Benefits include:

    Additional funding opportunities for all learners, potentially including grants, which are a type of financial aid that do not have to be paid back

    Transferability of credits upon completing the program, so a graduate may continue their education at Southern New Hampshire University, if desired

    Personalized services within MyKenzie

    MyKenzie dashboard enhancements

  • What happens with coursework completed in the Software Engineering program to this point?

    Kenzie learning experiences that occurred prior to January 2022 will be considered Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) awarded toward program requirements for the Software Engineering – Backend Development certificate program. This will not count toward a learner’s GPA or academic residency requirements.

    Credit earned by completing Kenzie Academy courses in January 2022 and after is considered Southern New Hampshire University credit and will count toward a learner’s GPA and academic residency requirements.

    When a Kenzie Academy learner successfully completes the Software Engineering – Backend Development certificate program, they will be issued a Southern New Hampshire University certificate and transcript, which will represent both the credit awarded through PLA and credit earned in courses occurring after January 2022.

  • Are credits transferable toward other institutions in addition to Kenzie Academy and Southern New Hampshire University?

    Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee the transferability of credit awarded by PLA or earned through courses to any other institution of higher education.

  • How will Title IV affect current funding?

    Learners who have funding through EdAid will continue to receive 0% interest on their payment plan. Learners are able to apply for Federal Student Aid, if interested.

  • How does Title IV affect the Kenzie Guarantee?

    If a learner was eligible to receive the Kenzie Guarantee, it is still applicable to tuition that is not paid for by Federal Student Aid.

  • If I’m interested in Federal Student Aid, how do I apply?

    Kenzie Academy encourages all learners to apply for Federal Student Aid prior to their financing appointment. Visit FAFSA to apply and use the Kenzie school code: E40516.

  • Can I speak with a Kenzie Academy Financial Aid Specialist?

    Yes! You may schedule an appointment with our Financial Services Team by emailing A Financial Aid Specialist will reach out to assist you and answer any questions, as well as review financing plans and options.

Interested in registering for our newly revamped Software Engineering program? Request more information below!


Software Engineering Program Information

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