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How does the number of credits I'm enrolled in affect my financial aid awards?

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Your cost of attendance and your awards are based on a number of factors, including the number of credit hours you are enrolled in for the term as well as your session enrollment.

Credit hour enrollment

If you are enrolled less than full time (less than 12 credit hours for undergraduate students, less than 9 credit hours for graduate students), your financial aid awards may automatically adjust to match your level of enrollment.

Session enrollment

If you enroll in only session A or only session B, your cost of attendance and financial aid awards will be lower than if you enroll in both session A and B for the semester. Because enrollment in only one of the sessions spans about half of the entire semester, your cost of attendance and awards are limited to that portion of the semester, not the entire semester. Enrollment in both sessions A and B or in Session C only is enrollment for the entire semester, and therefore increases your cost of attendance and awards.

To see examples of how your aid might change if you move from full time to half time, visit the Cost of Attendance Award Adjustment page.

Because financial aid can be impacted when you add or drop a class, it is important to make minimal changes after you register for classes — especially after the start of the semester. 

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