If I have 8 credits, will dropping my 4-credit English class affect my tuition aid/financial fee?
Assume that it isn't the deadline yet
- nancyLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
In most cases, to be eligible for federal financial aid, you must be enrolled at least half time. If you are an undergraduate student, half time is usually define as between 6 and 8 credits. So, if you were at 8 credits and you drop 4, that would put you below half time, and you would not be eligible for aid. this rule only affects federal aid (FAFSA), but often eligibility for state and institutional aid is also determined by eligibility for federal aid. However, there are exceptions, so you would need to speak with a financial aid counselor at your school to determine what would happen in your particular case.
- StooLv 71 year ago
Ask your school. That's the only rules that matter.
- ?Lv 71 year ago
Most likely; check to see if your financial aid is contingent on being a full-time student or maintaining a minimum #credits per semester.
- 1 year ago
Note that I actually have 7 credits. A 1-credit Counseling class is coming next month.
12+ units = full award
6 to 9 units = half award.