3.05 Course Load Policy

I. Definition

For purposes of federal financial aid, a student registered for 12 credit hours or more taken during fall or spring term is considered full-time. A student taking 9 credit hours during fall or spring term is designated part-time. A student taking 6 credit hours is considered half-time. For purposes of State tuition charges, a maximum tuition charge is applied at 16 credit hours per semester.

II. Policy

Students must obtain overload approval from an authorized college official to register for more than 21 credit hours during fall or spring terms, or for more than 16 hours during a summer term. Overload is granted on a term-by-term basis.


Changes approved by the Board of Trustees on May 6, 2020; March 13, 2024

Changes approved by Cabinet on September 20, 2021; February 5, 2024 (Approved by Academic Affairs Council (AAC) on September 14, 2021; January 30, 2024)

Modified on August 26, 2010