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Full-time students carry six or more semester hours for credit. Graduate students who complete less than six hours per semester may lose eligibility for federal financial aid as a full-time student.

Graduate students who wish to complete their program of study in a timely manner will likely need to enroll in nine or more hours per semester. Students are encouraged to discuss scheduling plans with their advisor.

Assistantships/Fellowships and many scholarships require students to enroll in 9 or more semester hours during the Fall and Spring terms.