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Full-time/Part-time Enrollment

Financial aid is normally 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, contact the Financial Aid Office. 
Beginning *Summer 2017*, full-time enrollment is at least 12 credits (undergraduates).
Undergraduate Enrollment
Academic Year
12-18 credits full-time; 9-11 credits 3/4 time; 6-8 credits half-time
Summer 12+ credits full-time; 9-11 credits 3/4 time; 6-8 credits half-time
Graduate Enrollment
Academic Year
9+ credits full-time; 5 credits half-time
Summer 5+ credits full-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 will be awarded Federal Direct Loans. Students may be awarded the Federal Pell Grant and summer Federal Work Study for less than half-time enrollment. 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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