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:
Please note that these statuses are for financial aid purposes only and may not reflect departmental standards.
|Full-Time||6 or more graduate-level credit hours|
|Half-Time||4 - 5 graduate-level credit hours|
|Less-Than Half-Time||1 - 3 graduate-level credit hours|
For the purpose of calculating a student's estimated cost of attendance, three-quarter time and full-time have been combined into one status: greater than half-time. So, if a graduate student enrolls in 5 or more credit hours, their cost of attendance will remain the same; however, there are some aid programs that use the above statuses to determine disbursement of aid (for instance, the Federal TEACH Grant).
Note: You must be enrolled at least half-time to be Direct Loan eligible.