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Enrollment StatusFinancial Aid

Enrollment Status Definitions

  • Full-time plus: 15 credit hours or more (North Carolina Community College grant only)
  • Full-time: 12 credit hours or more
  • Three-quarter-time: nine to 11 credit hours
  • Half-time: six to eight credit hours
  • Less than half-time: five credit hours or less (state grants are not available to students at this enrollment status)

For financial aid purposes, full-time status is 12 credit hours or more per semester.


For veterans using Chapter 33-Post 9/11, seven or more credit hours is required to receive a housing allowance.