Part-Time Enrollment | Policies | Office of Financial Aid

Part-Time Enrollment | Policies | Office of Financial Aid

Less than full-time enrollment standing is outlined by the University as lower than 12 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students and is often reserved for many who are within the remaining semester (eighth semester) of their senior yr.

The coverage that governs requests to be enrolled lower than full-time is § 5.5.2 of the Academic Code of the University:

“An undergraduate degree-seeking student must be enrolled in at least 12 hours of credit in a given semester to be full-time. A student must seek permission to be a part-time student, carrying less than 12 credit hours, from the dean of his/her respective college. Such requests must be made before the seventh day of classes.”

Remember to judge fastidiously which programs are required in your on-time commencement.

Consider fastidiously the nonacademic ramifications of turning into a part-time student. For instance, some students obtain a discount in charges on their automobile insurance as a result of they’re full-time students. Please word that advantage scholarships require students to be enrolled full-time. Other scholarships can also require {that a} student be enrolled full-time. Additionally, students could generally discover that they have to begin paying again student loans as soon as they grow to be part-time students.

Tuition Adjustment


If permission to enroll on a lower than full-time foundation is granted, the dean will make a modification to the student’s file. The Office of Student Accounts might be notified of the change in enrollment standing and a tuition adjustment might be made as crucial. There might be no adjustment to tuition until permission is granted by the dean and the student’s class schedule is modified earlier than the sixth class day of the autumn or spring semester. Exceptions could also be made with dean approval if enrollment is decreased under full-time as a consequence of well being causes.

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Contingent upon following acceptable procedures and acquiring the required approval, tuition changes might be made in keeping with the next schedule:

Number of Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees1 for One Semester in 2021/2022
12 or More $29,422
11 $26,995
10 $24,564
9 $22,133
8 $19,702
7 $17,271
6 $14,840

1Mandatory undergraduate charges will not be adjusted or prorated based mostly on lower than full-time enrollment standing.

Financial Aid

Contingent upon following acceptable procedures and receiving an adjustment to tuition, changes to a student’s monetary assist could also be crucial as properly.

Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, State Grant, and University Scholarship1 (together with Faculty/Staff Education Benefit) might be decreased based mostly on a proportion adjustment. Since 12 credit hours is taken into account full-time enrollment by the University, the proportion of monetary assist adjustment is predicated on the variety of credit enrolled for the semester divided by 12.


A student enrolled in 9 credit hours for the semester will obtain 75% of their federal grant and University Scholarship funds throughout that semester (9 credit/12 credit = 75%).

Federal and personal student loans might be adjusted as wanted to adjust to federal and institutional tips; nonetheless, most conditions don’t require an adjustment.

In some circumstances when a student reduces their enrollment to lower than full-time, a portion or all of a scholarship from an outdoor group have to be returned to the donor. Any discount or return of out of doors scholarships might be on the discretion of the donating group.

Students receiving schooling advantages from their mum or dad’s employer ought to affirm with mum or dad’s employer (often the Human Resources division) how lower than full-time enrollment could have an effect on their eligibility for these advantages.

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1University scholarship consideration is given for a most of eight semesters (ten semesters for the structure program and mixture five-year engineering program with the College of Arts and Letters). Students electing to stay at Notre Dame to pursue a second main or diploma will not be eligible for University scholarships.

Students Enrolled in Less Than Six Credit Hours

Federal regulation and University coverage dictate that students enrolled lower than half-time (fewer than six credit hours) will not be eligible for federal monetary assist (grants and loans) or University Scholarship help. Students who’re eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, nonetheless, could obtain a prorated quantity of this grant with lower than half-time enrollment. Private student loans can be found for students enrolled lower than half-time.

Students who stop to be enrolled on not less than a half-time foundation will enter their grace interval and then compensation on their federal student loans (Perkins and Direct Loans). Students could enter compensation for a lot of personal loans as properly and will contact their personal loan lender immediately for data.

On-Campus Housing

According to du Lac, if a student is just not enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student (as outlined by the Academic Code), the (housing) contract turns into void and the student could not proceed to reside within the residence corridor. For particular questions relating to on-campus housing, contact the Office of Housing at (574) 631-5878 or [email protected]

Health Insurance

The Affordable Care Act requires insurance corporations to permit all youngsters as much as age 26 to stay on their mum or dad’s coverage, no matter their enrollment standing. 

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University Health Insurance – All registered Domestic Undergraduate students taking 3 or extra credit hours are eligible to enroll within the University of Notre Dame Student Injury and Sickness Plan on a voluntary foundation. To enroll within the University of Notre Dame Student Injury and Sickness Plan, go to Aetna Student Health or name (888) 294-7406.

Meal Plan/Flex Points

Students enrolled on a lower than full-time foundation are eligible to buy Meal Plans/Flex Points at their discretion for use all through the semester. Meal Plans and Flex Points could also be bought both on-line at and charged to your student account or within the Card Services Office with fee by money or examine. The Card Services Office is situated at 423 Grace Hall. For particular questions on Meal Plans please name the Card Services Office at (574) 631-7814.