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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Enrollment Status

Some financial aid programs require a minimum level of enrollment for payment. The amount paid on other programs is based on the number of semester hours of enrollment.

Enrollment status is classified as follows:


Undergraduate students

Full-time 12 or more semester hours
Three-quarter time 9-11 semester hours
Half-time 6-8 semester hours
Less than half-time 1-5 semester hours



Graduate students

Full-time 9 or more semester hours
Half-time 4 semester hours
Less than half-time 1-3 semester hours


Loan recipients of Federal Direct Loans must be enrolled at least half-time (6 or more hours for undergraduates/4 or more hours for graduates) to receive loan funds.

Pell Grant recipients will receive the maximum payment for full-time enrollment. Payments are prorated for enrollment levels less than full-time.