Academics and Money

The academic decisions that you make now can have an impact on your finances later.

Did You Know?

Withdrawing from courses can have an impact on your financial aid.
  • Full-time status during Fall and Spring semesters is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students.
  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 hours for Fall, Spring, or Summer (although Summer sessions can be combined) in order to be eligible for maximum financial aid.  5 hours for graddute students can be combined.
  • If you plan to withdraw from a class and are receiving any type of financial aid, you should have a personalized discussion with Financial Aid to discuss the potential impact it could have on your future financial aid eligibility.  Some federal money may have to be returned if it is "unused".
  • If you are auditing a course, those hours do not count toward financial aid considerations.
  • There are flat or prorated fees for residence halls or apartment rentals, as well as meal plans.

Student who withdraw from all courses after the census date will be charged a percentage of applicable tuition and fees.

  • The percentage charged is based on the effective date of the withdrawal as recorded by the Office of the Registrar.
  • A schedule for the allocation of tuition and fees between amounts charged and amounts credit can be found on the Office of the Bursar's website.