Credit/Clock Hour Conversion Programs

Credit/Clock Hour Conversion Programs

The determination of enrollment status (full, 3/4, 1/2, or less) is, by Federal regulations, different for the following program(s) of study:

  • Dental Assisting Diploma - D45240
  • Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Certificate - D45510.

This determination of enrollment status is different because the programs have one or more courses that cannot be used toward a two-year degree program. Enrollment status determination for the above programs is determined by totaling the clock/contact hours a student takes each semester for eachcourse. Total hours are then divided by 37.5 to obtain the converted credits. Converted credits are then used to determine the enrollment status. For a list of converted courses, check with the Financial Aid Office.

Less Than Half-Time Attendance

Federal regulations require a less than half-time budget calculation restriction to tuition, books and transportation for students who are enrolled less than half-lime. If a less-than half-time enrollment status is the result of dropped or never attended classes, Federal Pell is reduced and an over-award could occur. It is the responsibility of the student to satisfy any balance before receiving additional federal aid.