Classification of Students for Financial Aid Purposes

All students are enrolled in either the full-time division or part-time division, and the number of hours for which a student is permitted to register is governed by the policies on Maximum Course Load and Minimum Course Load based on enrolled division. In addition to and distinct from enrollment division, for financial aid purposes, students are classified as full-time, half-time, or less than half-time.

For financial aid purposes, the following classifications apply:

  1. A student is classified as a full-time student if he or she is enrolled in 13 or more credit hours in a fall or spring semester, or if he or she is enrolled in 8 or more credit hours in a summer session.
  2. A student is classified as a half-time student if he or she is enrolled in 12 or fewer credit hours in a fall or spring semester, or if he or she is enrolled in 4-7 credit hours in a summer session.
  3. A student is classified as less than half-time and is not eligible for financial aid if he or she is enrolled in fewer than 8 hours in a fall or spring semester, or if he or she is enrolled in fewer than 4 hours in a summer session.

A student is classified as a first-year student if he or she has earned 30 or fewer semester credit hours. A student is classified as a second-year student if he or she has earned between 31 and 60 credit hours. A student is classified as a third-year student if he or she has earned between 61 or more semester credit hours.

 

 

 

Amended by vote of the Faculty May 8, 2015.

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