The number of credit hours you register for can affect your aid.
Making sure you enroll in enough credits is important to receiving all financial aid. Each financial aid program has different enrollment requirements. In order to qualify for financial aid, you generally need to be registered at least half time.
|Full time||12 or more credits||9 or more credits|
|Three-quarter time||9-11 credits||n/a|
|Half time||6-8 credits||6-8 credits|
|Less than half time||5 or fewer credits||5 or fewer credits|
Minimum Enrollment Requirements by Program
|Full time||Half time||Less than half time|
|Federal Pell Grant*|
|Institutional Scholarships||Federal Direct Loans||Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant|
|Most Private Loans**|
*The Federal Pell Grant has a sliding scale of the minimum enrollment in order to qualify. Use the Federal Pell Grant Calculator to determine your minimum enrollment level based upon your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
**Each lender has their own enrollment requirements. Generally lenders require at least half time enrollment. Check with your lender for your specific requirements.