General Enrollment Requirements
In general, eligibility for financial aid requires enrollment in courses that apply to a degree, certification or licensure.
- Federal and state regulations allow the University to award financial aid for up to 30 remedial/developmental credits.
- Graduate students taking undergraduate credits may receive financial aid funds if a written statement is provided from the graduate program advisor verifying that the undergraduate credits are required to complete the graduate program of study.
- Courses taken toward an additional major or minor after a degree is earned usually do not qualify for most financial aid. Certain private educational loan options may be available.
- Audited courses do not count toward a degree and are, therefore, ineligible for financial aid funding.
- Credits earned by testing out of courses are also ineligible for financial aid funding.
- Courses repeated more than once may not be eligible for financial aid funding.
Undergraduate Student Enrollment
Eligibility for financial aid may require full-time enrollment or may be prorated according to the following enrollment levels:
Full-time 12 or more credits
3/4-time 9 credits through 11 credits
1/2-time 6 credits through 8 credits
Less than 1/2-time 1 credit through 5 credits
Graduate Student Enrollment
A minimum of six graduate credits is required for financial aid eligibility, and the graduate student must be working toward completion of a degree or certificate program.