Graduate Students Financial Aid Questions

Financial Aid Questions for Graduate Students

Enrollment Overload and Full-time Equivalents

Fall/Spring
9 hrs is full-time
4 hrs is required for financial aid
13 or more hrs - Graduate Dean approval required
Regents Absolute Maximum - 16 hrs
(Requires Academic Affairs approval. See Academic Affairs for the form.)

Summer
4 hrs is required for financial aid
2-3 hrs is half-time
11-15 hrs - Graduate Dean approval required
Regents Absolute Maximum - 15 hrs (Requires Academic Affairs approval. See Academic Affairs for the form.)


Financial Aid Regulations for Graduate Students

Students please be advised that the courses you choose to enroll in MUST be a required course or an elective course in your degree program. Financial Aid regulations dictate that any graduate student who is seeking financial aid must be enrolled in AT LEAST four (4) credit hours during the fall, spring, or summer semester and the courses MUST be in the degree program.

* Certificate Programs do not qualify for financial aid.