Time Frame (Maximum Time Frame)
If a student were to attempt more credits than were required for their degree, they will no longer be eligible to receive financial aid. "Attempted Credits" are defined above. Transfer credits are counted in this calculation. If additional majors or minors are added than what is required for your degree or if you change your major, a student is still held to the maximum time frame for financial aid eligibility.
- Undergraduates are eligible up to 150%
- Graduates are eligible up to 125%
Examples of Max Time Frame Eligibility
|Program||Credits Required||Maximum Credits Allowed|
|Undergraduate||120||180 (120 X 150%)|
|Post-Bac (Second Undergraduate) || ||195 (120 + 75)|
|Graduate||40||50 (40 X 125%)|
Transfer students who transfer in with 90 or more credits should consult with a Financial Aid Counselor for eligibility. Post‐bac students (those who already have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking a 2nd degree) are eligible for financial aid for a maximum of 75 credits. If you fall in this category, you should confirm your aid eligibility with a Financial Aid Counselor. Please note these are examples. Actual program length may vary by program.
*Courses in which the student withdrew (W), Failed (F) or received an Incomplete (I) count towards maximum timeframe.