Enrollment Changes

Financial aid enrollment is based on a student’s enrollment during the fall, spring and summer semesters. However, financial aid will not cover payment if a student is not enrolled in courses listed on their degree plan or is making a third attempt of a previously passed course. Complete Repeat Coursework Policy.

Financial aid awards are based on full time enrollment. However, financial aid will not cover payment if a student is not enrolled in courses listed on their degree plan or is making a third attempt of a previously passed courses.

Please visit the Enrolling at Other Schools page for information on Consortium Agreements and Finish@UT enrollment

Fall & Spring Enrollment Levels:

Academic Level Full Time Three Quarter Time Half Time Less Than Half Time
Graduate 9+ hrs 6-8 hrs 4.5-5 hrs 3 hrs
Certification 9+ hrs 6-8 hrs 4.5-5 hrs 3 hrs
Undergraduate 12+ hrs 11-9 hrs 8-6 hrs 5-1 hrs

Summer Enrollment Levels:

Academic Level Full Time Three Quarter Time Half Time Less Than Half Time
Graduate 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs
Certification 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs 3 hrs
Undergraduate 12+ hrs 11-9 hrs 8-6 hrs 5-1 hrs

UTEP Connect Enrollment Levels:

Academic Level Full Time Three Quarter Time Half Time Less Than Half Time Summer Enrollment Level
Graduate 6+ hrs 5-4 hrs 3 hrs n/a 3 hrs
Undergraduate 12+ hrs 11-9 hrs 8-6 hrs 5-1 hrs 3 hrs

The Federal Pell Grant adjusts according to enrollment and may drop to zero, depending on a student’s EFC: full time (12 hours) will receive 100% of their award, three quarter time (9 hours) will receive 75% of their award, half time (6 hours) will receive 50% of their award, and less than half time (5-3 hours) will receive 25% of their award.

Student loans require half time enrollment. Less than full time enrollment may result in an award adjustment. Texas Grant requires three quarter time enrollment. UTEP Promise requires full time enrollment. Enrollment levels other than full time will result in award adjustments for other financial aid.

Dropping or Complete Withdrawal of Classes

Dropping vs. Complete Withdrawal
  1. Dropping indicates a class or classes will be dropped, but the student will remain enrolled in at least one class at the institution for the semester
  2. Complete withdrawal means a student will no longer remain enrolled in any classes at the institution for the semester

Adding or dropping courses within the first 12 days of a long semester or prior to the start of a "Part of Term," will result in a financial aid adjustment and create a balance on the student’s account. Dropping a course may affect a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Students on an academic plan are encouraged to speak with OSFA to ensure the drop will not result in SAP Termination.

A complete withdrawal at any time during the semester will result in a balance on the student’s account and will affect their SAP.

Any tuition and fees credit made to the student account by the Office of Student Business Services will be routed to any financial aid received by the student, including loans.

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Federal School Code: 003661