Enrollment Status Policy

Upon registering for classes, a student's enrollment status will be based on the number of hours for which they enrolled.  For financial aid purposes, enrollment status is based on the following:

Classification Semester/Term Full-time 3/4 time 1/2 time
Undergraduate Summer, Fall, and Spring 12 or more hours 9 to 11 hours 6 to 8 hours
Graduate Fall and Spring 9 or more hours 7 to 8 hours 5 to 6 hours
Graduate Summer 6 or more hours 5 hours 3 to 4 hours
Graduate - LSU ONLINE

Term 1 (1D and 1L),

Term 2 (1P and 2D), and

Term 3 (2L and 3D)

6 or more hours 5 hours 3 to 4 hours
Law

Fall and Spring

12 or more hours 9 to 11 hours 6 to 8 hours
Law

Summer

5 or more hours 4 hours 3 hours
Vet Med

Fall and Spring

12 or more hours N/A N/A

 

Enrollment status is not official until after the last day to add classes for the semester.  After the last day to add classes in a given semester, a student's enrollment status is set and this status is used in determining award amounts.  A recalculation of eligibility based on enrollment status as of the last day to add classes may result in repayment of some or all financial aid.