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Definition of Full-Time Status for FSA Benefits

Graduate: Per Semester

Semester Course LoadStudent Status
6+ Semester HoursFull Time
NAThree-Quarter Time
3 Semester HoursHalf Time
NALess than Half Time

Undergraduate: Per Semester

Semester Course LoadStudent Status
12+ semester HoursFull Time
9 semester HoursThree-Quarter Time
6 semester HoursHalf Time
3 semester HoursLess than Half Time

To be eligible for FSA, you must have an enrollment status of:

  • Undergraduate students need a minimum of 3 credit hours per semester for Pell grants; 6 credit hours per semester for Teach Grants; and 6 credit hours per semester for loans.
  • Graduate students need at least 3 credits per semester for loans.
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