Course Load Requirements

To receive the amount of Pell Grant as indicated on the financial aid shopping sheet, students must enroll for a full-time course load, which is a minimum of 12 semester credit hours (12 Title IV semester hours for students in applicable certificate programs) each term. Pell Grant awards for students who enroll for fewer than 12 semester credit/Title IV hours will be adjusted according to the student’s registration status. Students enrolling in 9-11 semester credit/Title IV hours are considered three-quarter time, 6-8 semester credit/Title IV hours are half time, and 1-5 semester credit/Title IV hours are less than half time. If a student received a full time disbursement in both the fall and spring terms, federal guidelines require the student to be at least a half time student in the summer term to receive access to year-round PELL.