Enrollment Levels by Credit Hours
Full-Time Enrollment is Assumed
We assume that you will enroll full-time. You may enroll less than full-time, but you must be enrolled at least half-time in classes that count for degree credit to be eligible for aid.
Enroll in a course by the university’s third-week drop/add date each term to be considered for financial aid for that course. While there may be flexible enrollment deadlines offered by some programs, you should still be sure to register based on the official university's calendar. Not-for-credit courses do not qualify for financial aid. If you are repeating a course, take care that your school or college has not designated it as not-for-credit. If so, it is not eligible for aid and you may be required to repay some of your already disbursed financial aid.
Our Satisfactory Academic Progress policy addresses situations such as enrollment in incomplete courses, repeated courses, and withdrawal from classes and the impact on financial aid. To remain eligible for financial aid, students must make Satisfactory Academic Progress toward completing their degrees.
If you decide to reduce your enrollment level, keep in mind:
- Some scholarships require full-time enrollment before disbursement; you could lose your scholarship if you reduce your course-load.
- Less-than-full-time enrollment may reduce future aid eligibility and Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- Aid will be adjusted for students enrolled less than full time after the third week drop/add deadline.