Half-time enrollment is required to receive federal loans.
|Undergraduate Semester||6-11 hours||12+ hours|
|Graduate Semester||4-7 hours||8+ hours|
|3-5 hours||6+ hours|
Generally, to be considered half-time a graduate student must be enrolled in at least four graduate semester hours or three graduate quarter hours (depending on the program). Full-time enrollment is defined as eight graduate semester hours or six graduate quarter hours (depending on the program). However, a graduate student may be considered enrolled full-time in a term if any of the following conditions apply:
- Receiving assistantship or fellowship with a tuition award component;
- Enrolled in eligible clerkship, internship, or practicum coursework (not all courses are eligible; typically these are classes requiring field/agency work); or
- Semester students enrolled in any masters or doctoral coursework that is considered full-time by Registration and Records.
Note:Students enrolled in Research are considered full-time in terms where their enrollment is at least eight graduate semester hours.