Enrollment Requirements for Disbursement of Financial Aid

Financial aid funds may be prorated for less than full-time enrollment. A Student Information Update Form must be completed if you will be enrolled less than full-time.

Students enrolled through Open University are not eligible to receive federal or state aid however may qualify for private or alternative loans.

Courses taken in an “Audit” status are not eligible for federal or state aid (including loans) and do not count within total units enrolled for receipt of financial aid.

 

Full-Time Enrollment:

  • 12 units and above for an Undergraduate, Post baccalaureate or Credential program
  • 8 units and above for a Graduate degree - 200 level or department approved coursework 

Three Quarter-Time Enrollment:

  • 9 – 11 units for an Undergraduate, Post baccalaureate or Credential program
  • 7 units for a Graduate degree - 200 level or department approved coursework

Half-Time Enrollment:

  • 6 -8 units for an Undergraduate, Post baccalaureate or Credential program
  • 4 -6 units for a Graduate degree - 200 level or department approved coursework