Enrollment Status and Credit Level
You must be registered at least half-time (6 credits undergraduate, 4 credits graduate) each semester to be eligible for most types of financial aid. Undergraduate students who qualify for a Pell grant may be eligible for a portion of the Pell grant at less than half-time enrollment (1-5 credit hours). Your initial financial aid award will be based on the assumption that you will register full-time. The initial aid offer may have to be reduced if you register for less than full-time. Your enrollment level at the end of the 100 % refund period will be used to determine your final award level.
Federal regulations require that institutions monitor students taking repeat coursework and determine financial aid eligibility based on that review. The regulation states only one repeat of a course can be funded by financial aid if the student has previously passed the course. This applies regardless of whether or not you received aid for any of your previous attempts.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students receiving financial aid are expected to maintain satisfactory progress toward their degree. Students failing to maintain adequate progress, as set forth in the standards outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, will no longer be eligible for financial aid.
Financial Aid Withdrawal Policy
Withdrawing from classes may have serious consequences on your financial aid award and future aid eligibility. Federal regulations require that the University determine the amount of federal financial aid a student earned and how much must be repaid when the student withdraws during the semester. The amount of aid earned will be based on the percentage of the term the student attended. The student may be responsible for the repayment of unearned financial aid, in addition to any fees owed to the University. Please read our withdrawal policy for information about withdrawing, the impact on financial aid, and financial aid eligibility after withdrawing.