Last Revision: October 26, 2023
Definition of Full-Time Status
Definition of Full-Time Status for VA Benefits
Any questions regarding doctoral studies enrollment status should be directed to the VA counselor designated to the doctoral student.
Definition of Full-Time Status for FSA Benefits
For FSA, students in the doctoral program will be considered full-time for each 16-week term*. This includes terms during which the dissertation is being worked.
- Full-Time = 6+ credit hours (courses) or 1 credit hour dissertation course
- Half-Time = 3 credit hours (courses) per term
*Students who must retake any course(s) must do so within a subsequent term. Enrollment status may differ for this term and will be based on course credit hours. Students must maintain at least half-time status to be eligible for FSA Direct Loans.
Any questions regarding doctoral studies enrollment status should be directed to the assigned Financial Aid Advisor.