At the University of Oregon most students attend full time. Students registered for less than 1/2 time are typically not eligible for aid. To get your financial aid each term, you must be registered for enough credit hours to match your expected enrollment level. If your aid has not disbursed because you are not registered for enough credit hours, you may either add credit hours before the add deadline or request your enrollment be revised to 1/2 time or 3/4 time enrollment.

Enrollment Level Undergraduate Graduate/Law
Full time 12 or more credits 9 or more credits*
3/4 time 9–11 credits 7–8 credits
1/2 time 6–8 credits 5–6 credits

Census Date

The census date is immediately after the final add deadline each term. At that time your financial aid eligibility is reviewed. If your enrollment level has changed, your aid may be reduced and you may owe a balance to the UO.

Important: Dropping classes after financial aid has disbursed and before the census date will likely either reduce your eligibility or make you ineligible for financial aid. Dropping classes after the census date will negatively impact your eligibility for aid measured by satisfactory academic progress. Dropping all classes or not attending all classes after the census date will result in Return to Title IV.

Repeat Course Work

When a student repeats a previously passed course (any grade higher than an "F"), that course will be included in the enrollment status for financial aid purposes for the first repeat only (i.e. one repetition per class). After that, if a student enrolls for the same course again, the student's enrollment level and eligibility for financial aid will be calculated in a way that excludes the credit hours of the repeated course.


*Effective Fall 2014 - Doctoral students who have officially advanced to candidacy are considered full-time enrolled when registered in a minimum of 3 credits of Dissertation (603). However, certain agencies and offices have their own course load requirements. For example, GEs may be required to register for and satisfactorily complete at least 9 graduate credits each term. It is the student's responsibility to register for the required number of credits based on his or her individual situation.