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Census & Proration Policy

Your Credit Load Affects Your Aid

Your offered awards were based on full-time enrollment in both the fall and spring semesters. If you register for less than full-time in either the fall or spring terms, your aid may be prorated based on your lower enrollment status.

If your enrollment changes prior to Census, your awards may fluctuate according to the schedule below. Dropping credits after your awards have been disbursed (including direct deposit) may result in a bill. Census enrollment figures will determine your final semester disbursement amounts.

Student Financial Assistance does not count audited courses toward students' enrollment status.

Disbursement Schedule

Award # of Term Credits/Semester = % of Award Received
Federal Pell Grant

12+ credits = 100%

9-11 credits = 75%
6-8 credits = 50%
1-5 credits = <50%


12+ credits N/A
Federal Perkins Loan 12+ credits 9+ credits
Federal Stafford Loan Federal PLUS Loan Federal Work-Study 6+ credits 5+ credits
Scholarships See individual donor and/or university criteria for your scholarship.