Enrollment & Academic Decisions Affecting Your Aid Eligibility

Your financial aid award is an estimate of your federal, state, and institutional eligibility. Factors which could change, lower, or even eliminate your financial aid eligibility include:

  • not attending, dropping, or withdrawing from courses and/or sub-terms you are registered to attend,
  • completely withdrawing,
  • failing to properly withdraw,
  • failing to maintain Financial Aid satisfactory academic progress,
  • providing incomplete or inaccurate information during the application process,
  • receiving additional sources of aid (such as outside grants or private loans),
  • receiving aid above the amount of tuition,
  • changing enrollment level (some scholarships require full-time enrollment; Stafford loans require half-time enrollment),
  • changing between on-campus to an online student status, and vice versa,
  • defaulting on a student loan or having an unresolved federal grant overpayment,
  • providing false or misleading information,
  • receiving federal aid for the same academic year at another institution,
  • repeating a course for which you already received a passing grade more than once,
  • attending more than four years, and
  • failure to meet scholarship stipulations.

Enrollment Levels

To reach certain levels of enrollment, students must be attending a minimum number of credit hours per semester.

Enrollment Levels (Credit Hours/Semester) Less Than Half Time* ½ Time* ¾ Time* Full-Time
Undergraduate 1-5 6-8 9-11 =>12
Graduate 1-2 3-4 5 6