Prior to the first day of classes all awards are offered based on full-time enrollment to ensure you have the maximum award amount available to cover tuition and fees for the term.
- Full-time enrollment is defined as twelve (12) credit units or more per semester
- Three-quarter enrollment is defined as nine to eleven (9-11) credit units per semester
- Half-time enrollment is defined as six to eight (6-8) credit units per semester
Depending on your enrollment status, your award may be adjusted as stated in the Terms and Conditions. Please note that many awards require at least half-time enrollment status.
An example of proration by award type can be found in the Terms and Conditions at: http://www.mdc.edu/financialaid/receive-aid/terms-conditions.aspx.