Cost of Attendance Proration

The below information will hopefully provide you with a sound understanding of how your enrollment status (e.g., full-time, three-quarter time, etc.) can affect your cost of attendance and maximum financial aid eligibility. Also, this page contains information about how retaking previously-passed coursework can affect your cost of attendance. Of course, if you ever have any questions about your financial aid, please contact our office.

Cost of Attendance Proration and Enrollment

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  • Financial aid is awarded to you on the assumption that you will be enrolled full time (in courses that count toward your degree) for the academic year. If you will not be enrolling as a full-time student, adjustments will need to be made to your awards and cost of attendance prior to disbursement. When determining your enrollment status, be sure to exclude any courses you have previously passed and are repeating for the second or subsequent time. Such courses are not aid eligible. For more information, visit Eligibility to Apply.

    If you do not plan to enroll as a full-time student during the academic year, please complete the Enrollment Change Form. This form will need to be submitted prior to the disbursement of any Direct Loans. Please allow 7 – 10 business days for the processing of this form.

    Census is the 12th class day of each fall and spring semester and the 4th class day in July for the summer semester. If you are not enrolled at least full time in courses that count toward your degree on the census date for the semester, but did not indicate as such via the Enrollment Change Form, your financial aid cost of attendance will be reduced and prorated based on your actual enrollment. Such a reduction may result in your becoming ineligible for financial aid that you have already received. As a result, you will be required, as set forth by federal regulations, to repay the aid for which you are no longer eligible.

  • Your enrollment status for financial aid purposes is based only on the hours for which you are actually enrolled and that count toward your degree. Federal rules do not permit us to adjust enrollment based on internships, student teaching or recommendations from the Office of Disability Services.

  • Also, the retaking of previously-passed coursework for the second or subsequent time cannot be considered for aid eligibility. If you are enrolled in such hours on the census day (i.e., 12th class day of each fall and spring semester and the 4th class day in July for the summer semester), your aid-eligible enrollment will be reduced, accordingly. Therefore, you may be required to repay any aid that you received for such courses.