Financial Aid Eligibility
Financial aid eligibility is based on the number of credit hours a student is enrolled during a given term. Only credit hours needed to complete an aid-eligible program are considered in classification. The chart below details enrollment classification for financial aid purposes:
Total Aid Eligibility
12 or more credit hours
9-11.5 credit hours
6-8.5 credit hours
5.5 credit hours
Classification for Aid Eligibility
3/4 time award
Less than half-time award
SWIC Associate Degrees and Certificates & Financial Aid Eligibility
To be considered for financial aid eligibility, a student must be in an eligible program. While most associate degree programs are financial aid eligible, there are a few exceptions.
The following associate degree programs are not eligible for financial aid:
- Construction Cement Mason (039A)
- Construction Sheetmetal (039B)
- Construction Bricklayer (039C)
- Construction Ironworker (039D)
- Construction Electrical Specialist (039E)
- Construction Painting & Decorating (039F)
- Construction Carpentry (039G)
Academic Advising is available to assist students in selecting a program that is financial aid eligible.
Note: Not all certificates are financial aid eligible. Check certificate eligibility.