Enrollment Status for Eligibility
Fixed Enrollment Date
University policy requires that financial aid and scholarships are based on a fixed enrollment date (the tenth day of classes) each semester. The tenth day of classes is the last day on which you are able to add/drop via the Student Administration System. The amount of your financial aid awards and/or University scholarship for the semester will be based on the number of credits you are enrolled in on that date. If you drop credits during the add/drop period, you may be required to repay some or all of your aid that was disbursed to you if, as of the fixed enrollment date, you no longer meet the enrollment requirements for the types of aid you have been awarded.If you drop a class AFTER the tenth day of classes, and receive a W in that class, neither your billing status nor your financial aid status will be adjusted. However, you may not be in compliance with Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines for the next academic year.Enrollment requirements for different types of aid are listed below: Please note that audited and wait-listed courses do not count towards credit requirements where financial aid is concerned.
|Pell Grants||All Other Grants||Federal Perkins Loans||Federal Direct Loans (e.g. Stafford Direct, Parent/Graduate PLUS)||Work-Study||University Merit Scholarships||University Departmental Scholarships|
|Full-Time Enrollment||Full Award||Full Award||Full Award||Full Award||Full Award||Full Award||Full Award|
|3/4 Time Enrollment||Prorated Award||No Award||Up to full award depending on budget||Up to full award depending on budget||No Award||No Award||Varies based on scholarship criteria|
|Half-Time Enrollment||Prorated Award||No Award||Up to full award depending on budget||Up to full award depending on budget||No Award||No Award||Varies based on scholarship criteria|
|Less Than Half Time Enrollment||Prorated Award||No Award||No Award||No Award||No Award||No Award||Varies based on scholarship criteria|
After the close of the add/drop period, your eligibility for the financial aid you have been awarded will be reviewed. If the number of credits you are registered for as of the last day of the add/drop period is different from the number of credits on which your financial aid award and/or University scholarship was originally based, your financial aid package may be adjusted. Adjustments may include reduction and/or cancellation of grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. If your semester registration was finalized AFTER the tenth day of classes, and you wish to request a review of your file, please complete and submit the Financial Aid Fixed Enrollment (Day 10) Appeal Form located on our web page, http://financialaid.uconn.edu/forms prior to the deadline (two weeks after the close of the add/drop period). Late appeals will not be considered. If you do not submit an appeal by the deadline, or if the appeal is not approved, your financial aid will be adjusted based upon your enrollment as of the last day of the add/drop period.
Enrollment status is based on the following credit requirements:
|Status||Undergraduate Students||Graduate Students|
|Full-Time||12 or more credits||
|3/4 Time||9-11 credits||6.75-8 credits|
|Half-Time||6-8 credits||5-6.5 credits|
|Less Than Half Time||Fewer than 6 credits||Fewer than 5 credits|
Reminder: To be considered for most forms of aid, students must be enrolled full time.