Enrollment Status

Financial aid enrollment status is based on the number of financial aid eligible credits in which you are enrolled. Only courses required for your aid-eligible program that have not exceeded repeated coursework rules may be counted toward your financial aid credit load that determines your enrollment status.

  • Your enrollment status must be at least half time to be eligible for state grants and loans.
  • Federal grants are prorated based on your enrollment status.

The enrollment status for eight (8) and fifteen (15) week terms at Lakeshore is as follows:

Enrollment Status 8 or 15 Week Term
Full Time 12 credits or more
Three Quarter 9 to 11 credits
Half Time 6 to 8 credits
Less than Half Time Less than 6 credits

How Enrollment Status Affects Your Financial Aid

Your enrollment status affects your financial aid types and amounts.  If you are not enrolled, amounts are based on the assumption of full-time enrollment.  Once you are enrolled, your financial aid will be adjusted if needed.

The Federal Pell Grant eligibility and corresponding amount is determined by your enrollment status on the Pell Recalculation date (also known as the census date).  The Pell Recalculation Date for summer is the 7th calendar day of the official academic semester.  The Pell Recalculation Date for fall and spring is the 14th calendar day of the official academic semester.  If you are not enrolled or have not applied for financial aid as of the Pell Recalculation Date, your Federal Pell Grant eligibility will be determined on the date you enroll or apply, whichever is later.

Changing your enrollment and lack of participation of enrolled courses can result in having to repay part or all of your financial aid immediately.