Credits Needed for Defining Full-Time Status for Graduate Students
Effective Summer 2009
Effective with the Summer 2009 semester, full-time and part-time status will be determined by the number of credits for which the student is registered. The credit loads associated with full- and part-time status are given below.
|Status||Minimum Course Registration|
|Eligible for financial aid||6 credits|
|Eligible to defer federal loans||6 credits|
|Research Courses||Registration and Billing Rates||Graduation Requirements|
|Master's thesis research (799)||2-9 credits (billed at 1/2 rate)||6 credits|
|Doctoral pre-candidacy research (898)||3-9 credits (billed at 1/3 rate)||--|
|Doctoral candidacy research (899)||9 credits (billed at 2/9 rate)||18 credits|
A graduate assistant must be registered as a full-time student. GA credits that account for the education-related workload for the assistantship are assigned in the amount indicated below at the time tuition remission is processed by the Graduate School.
|Graduate Assistantships||Minimum Course Registration||GA Credits|
|Full-time (20 hours/week)||4 credits||5 credits|
|Half-time (10 hours/week)||6 credits||3 credits|