For purposes of receiving financial aid, listed below are the enrollment statuses based on enrolled credit hours for graduate students. Graduate-level students required to take undergraduate level courses must complete one of the following:
- Graduate students who are fully admitted to a graduate program and must take undergraduate level courses as part of the graduate program, can complete the Mixed Enrollment Form in order to request that the undergraduate level courses are included when determining financial aid eligibility. Graduate students enrolled in undergraduate courses or a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses will be funded according to federal loan limits for graduate students as well as financial aid enrollment requirements for graduate students.
- Graduate students who must take undergraduate pre-requisite courses in order to become fully admitted to their graduate program should complete the Graduate Pre-requisite Verification Form. Graduate students in this situation will only be funded for those undergraduate pre-requisite courses. Any graduate level courses taken simultaneously with the undergraduate pre-requisite courses will not be funded. Also, students funded for pre-requisite courses will be funded according to federal loan limits for undergraduate students as well as financial aid enrollment requirements for undergraduate students.
Summer 2016/Fall 2016/Spring 2017
|Full-Time||9 or more graduate-level credit hours|
|Three-Quarter Time||7 - 8 graduate-level credit hours|
|Half-Time||5 - 6 graduate-level credit hours|
|Less-Than Half-Time||1 - 4 graduate-level credit hours|
Note: You must be enrolled at least half-time to be Direct Loan eligible.