Maximum Timeframe

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To be eligible for financial aid at the UO, you must complete your undergraduate degree within the maximum timeframe. This means graduating before accumulating 150 percent of the attempted credits required for completing your major.

Attempted credits include all earned and unearned UO credits as well as all accepted transfer credits. Grades of I, Y, N, F, X, and W are considered unearned credits.

For most majors, 150 percent of the attempted credits required is 270. The exceptions to this are:

  • Art (B.F.A. degree): 330
  • Architecture: 347
  • Interior architecture: 338
  • Landscape architecture: 330

If you are unable to fulfill the requirements for your degree before reaching this maximum timeframe your aid will be suspended.

Graduate students are expected to complete the requirements for their degree in a reasonable length of time.


If you cannot complete your degree within the maximum timeframe you may appeal for an extension of your financial aid if you have unusual circumstances. Your prior use, or lack of use, of financial aid is not a factor in our reviewing your future eligibility.