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Enrollment Standards and CPoS

There are various enrollment standards for financial aid eligibility and disbursement.

Some aid programs require full-time enrollment, some require half-time enrollment, and others disburse a certain amount per credit hour if a student is enrolled less than full-time.

For Title IV federal aid and WV state aid financial aid eligibility, there are additional requirements regarding repeated coursework and courses required for degree completion (also known as Course Program of Study or degree-pursuant coursework).

Enrollment Standards

Financial aid programs have varying enrollment requirements. The information below applies specifically to determining financial aid eligibility and cost of attendance for financial aid purposes. Enrollment standards for billing purposes or other departments within the University may differ.

Below are the credit hours which determine whether a student is less than half-time, half-time, three-quarters time, or full-time.

Please note that federal and state aid programs have specific requirements which determine if a course may be included as part of enrollment for Title IV federal aid and WV state aid. See our Federal and State Aid Eligibility (CPoS) page for more information on determining if a course counts toward federal/state aid enrollment requirements.

Undergraduate Students

Enrollment Status Fall and Spring (in credit hours) Summer (in credit hours)
Full-Time 12 or more 12 or more
3/4 Time 9 to 11 9 to 11
Half-Time 6 to 8 6 to 8
Less Than Half-Time 1 to 5 1 to 5

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Graduate or Professional Students

Enrollment Status Fall and Spring (in credit hours) Summer (in credit hours)
Full-Time 9 or more 6
3/4 Time 6 to 8 4 to 5
Half-Time 5 3
Less Than Half-Time 1 to 4 1 to 2

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