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Full-time/Part-time Enrollment

Financial aid is typically offered based on full-time enrollment. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to receive financial aid; if less than full-time a financial aid adjustment will be made and a reduction in aid eligibility may occur for any term in which you were enrolled for that aid year. There are some types of financial aid that are credit sensitive that may be reduced or cancelled. For more information, please contact our office. 
After classes begin, awards are based on actual enrollment. Your final award will be adjusted based on the number of credits for which you are enrolled on the 10th day of classes (financial aid census date) for the fall and spring semesters. Students are required to begin attendance in all classes for which they are paid Pell Grant, including courses which begin after the census date. Summer awards will be based on your enrollment as of July 7, 2019, provided you begin attendance in all of your summer classes. If you do not plan to enroll full time and once your enrollment is finalized, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships so an aid adjustment can be made. Students enrolled less than half time are not eligible to receive loans in the Federal Loan programs, however, based on your expected family contribution as determined by your FAFSA, you may be eligible for a partial Pell grant.

The deadline to apply for financial aid is typically 1-2 weeks before the last day of your enrollment in the academic year. Be aware, we must receive and be able to make a financial aid offer before the last day of your enrollment in a given term.
Undergraduate Enrollment
Academic Year
12-18 credits full-time; 9-11 credits three-quarter-time; 6-8 credits half-time
Summer 12 credits full-time; 9-11 credits three-quarter-time; 6-8 credits half-time
Graduate Enrollment
Academic Year
9+ credits full-time; 6-8 credits three-quarter-time; 5 credits half-time
Summer 5+ credits full-time; 4 credits three-quarter-time; 3 credits half-time

Summer and Winterim Enrollment

Summer is the beginning of our award year, therefore, if you are registered at least half-time during the summer session(s) you may be awarded Federal Direct Loans and considered for the Federal Pell Grant and work-study. If you do not wish to receive aid during this period, please contact our office.
Winterim is not considered a term, however, if you are enrolled for the academic year or during the spring semester, winterim credits will be included with your spring enrollment. We may be able to offer you additional aid to cover the cost. Contact our office for further information.
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