Graduate Student Enrollment Levels
* Audited classes and Graduate Assistantship placeholder courses
(CGSR G90 & G91) do not count toward required units.
TU Minimum Enrollment Requirements by Aid Program
|Aid Program||Minimum Enrollment|
|• Federal Direct and PLUS Loans
• Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant*
• Federal Perkins Loan*
• Federal Work-Study*
|Maryland State Educational Assistance Grants||Full-time|
|Federal Pell Grant||Less than half-time permitted (for EFCs of 3400 or less)|
While some programs permit less than half-time enrollment, the cost of attendance budgets for less than half-time enrollment are drastically less than other budgets because they exclude room and board expenses and are limited to tuition, fees, books, and transportation. Because these “less than half-time” budgets are much less than standard budgets, we may have to reduce your aid.
In addition, if you drop below half-time status, educational loans enter repayment after a 6-month grace period for Direct Student Loans or a 9-month grace period for Perkins Loans.
Example: Student took ENGL 100 twice and earned a “D” both times. During his 3rd attempt, he retook ENGL 100 and another 3 unit course. During this 3rd attempt, his eligibility for federal aid was based only on the other 3 unit course, and he was not eligible for any federal aid that required more than 3 units.
Financial Aid Office
Enrollment Services, Room 339
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Reception Desk)
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Financial Aid Call Center)