Your financial aid award is based on full-time enrollment prior to the census date. After the census date, your award will be based on the term's fundable credits (courses beginning in 10, 31, 32, 77 & 78). You must be enrolled at least 1/2-time by the census date to receive all types of financial aid funds. If you are enrolled less than full-time, your Pell Grant eligibility may be affected.
*There are some technical diploma programs that are not eligible for full financial aid. For more information, you may review those programs here.
Full-time: 12 or more credits
¾ Time: 9-11 credits
½ Time: 6-8 credits
Less than ½ Time: 1-5 credits
If you are also enrolled at another college, you should submit a Consortium Agreement to financial aid so that your financial aid disburses accurately. Shared program students do not need a consortium agreement.
If you are enrolled in an accelerated program, you should register for all of the term's courses by the census date.
If you are taking Program Prep classes, you are strongly encouraged to take at least one program-related credit in addition to the Program Prep class(es). A maximum of 30 remedial credits are allowed by financial aid.
Audit credits and advanced standing are ineligible and will not be included in your credit status.
Pell Grant Recipients: The Pell Grant is prorated for less than full-time enrollment. It is calculated in direct proportion to the percentage of full-time enrollment, which is considered 12 credits or more. For example, if you are enrolled in 10 credits, you will receive 83% of your full-time Pell Grant amount (10/12 = 83%). The number of credits used in the calculation is based on your enrollment on the 10th business day of each term.