Impact of Enrollment Status on FA Awards

Impact of Enrollment Status on FA Awards

In order to qualify for a financial aid disbursement during any specific trimester, you must be enrolled as a Half-Time or Full-Time Student. The following list shows the number of credits you will need to qualify for these statuses:

Undergraduate Students:
  • Full Time: 12 credit hours per trimester
  • Half Time: 6-8 credit hours per trimester
  • Less than Half Time (and ineligible for Financial Aid): less than 6 credit hours per trimester
Graduate Students:
  • Full-Time: 6 credit hours per trimester
  • Half Time: 3 credit hours per trimester

Changing your enrollment status will also impact your overall Cost of Attendance (COA), which may cause an increase or decrease in the amount of available Financial Aid. To see the COA for each enrollment status, please visit the Financial Aid Policies page and scroll down to Cost of Attendance.