Enrollment in all previous terms, including those in which you withdrew completely from classes, determines whether or not you receive your financial aid. Make sure you’re doing all the right things so you don’t lose any funding, and be aware of what happens if you need to repeat a course.
Once you have your aid, be sure to keep it
Maintain required enrollment status
If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, you must be enrolled at least half time during any semester in which you receive financial aid:
- Undergraduate half time: six credit hours
- Graduate half time: four credit hours
Some grants require that you maintain full-time status. In those cases, you must be enrolled in at least:
- Undergraduate full time: twelve credit hours
- Graduate full time: eight credit hours
Any change to your enrollment may result in a change to your financial aid eligibility. This includes:
- Decreases in enrolled credit hours
- Nonattendance in a class or unofficial withdrawal
- Official withdrawal
If any of these occur, you may be asked to return money you’ve already received, and may not receive money you’re expecting.
Make satisfactory academic progress
We review your academic progress at least once a year. It’s determined by your enrollment in all previous terms (including those in which you withdrew completely from classes), whether or not you received financial aid.
If you are a nondegree student who is eligible for financial aid, you are expected to meet the same standards as an undergraduate student in order to keep your aid.
You must meet the following requirements to make satisfactory academic progress:
- Maintain a minimum GPA
You must maintain a cumulative program GPA of no less than the graduation requirements for your academic program.
- Successfully complete your coursework
In order to make satisfactory academic progress, you have to successfully complete no less than 67 percent of your total attempted courses. If you received a grade of W, F, FX, or I in a course, you did not successfully complete that course.
Transfer credit hours are calculated as hours successfully completed.
- Complete your degree within a certain number of credit hours
You must complete your degree within 150% of the published credit hour length of your academic program. However, once you've attempted 125% of the published credit hour length we'll ask you to outline your plans for graduation to make sure you're completing your degree requirements before you reach the 150% limit.