How many credit hours do I have to take to be considered full-time for financial aid? Part-time?
Enrollment status for the fall, spring, and summer semesters is determined by registered total semester credit hours:
12 or more
9 to 11.5
6 to 8.5
Less than 1/2 time
1 to 5.5
Students are considered full-time when they are actively enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and half-time when they are actively enrolled in 6 or more credit hours. Generally, students must be enrolled at least half-time in required course work to receive most types of aid, including Federal Direct Stafford Loans. An undergraduate student may receive a Pell Grant for less than half-time enrollment. Summer enrollment requirements can vary (FAFSA for Summer).
Different financial aid types have different enrollment requirements. You should contact the Financial Aid Office to confirm award requirements.