Enrollment Status

Enrollment Status

Enrollment Status

Student Financial Services uses the following graduate enrollment criteria each semester to determine eligibility for the financial aid programs:


Enrollment Status Classification


Full Time

4.5 - 8

Half Time

1 - 4

Less than Half Time

Summer enrollment status follows the same chart above for financial aid eligibility.

A student’s financial aid offer is based on full-time enrollment as determined on the census date (the morning after drop/add). If the student does not have full-time status, financial aid might be adjusted accordingly.

Other Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for federal student aid is determined on the basis of financial need and several other factors.

To receive financial aid from federal programs, students must meet the following criteria:

  • File FAFSA.
  • Demonstrate financial need where applicable.
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Be admitted to a certificate or degree program and be working toward a certificate or degree.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Register with Selective Service (if required).
  • Not be in default on a student loan or owe a repayment of federal student aid.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) once enrolled.