Maintaining Eligibility

Students must prove they began attending classes in order to be eligible for financial aid funds. Attendance is verified by instructors.

The amount of federal grants a student receives is prorated depending on the number of credit hours for which a student is enrolled: 12+ credits is considered full time enrollment; 9-11 credits is considered three quarter time; 6-8 credits is considered half time; and 5 credit hours or less is considered less than half time. Students may add and/or drop classes until the first Friday of a regular semester. After this point, their Pell grant award is locked and no further adjustments will be made in regards to a change in student enrollment.