Enrollment Status & Eligible Classes

Financial aid is initially based on your enrollment status at the time of registration. However, different aid programs may have requirements that cause your aid to be adjusted after the semester has begun. Federal and some State aid requires students to be working towards an aid eligible degree or certificate. Scholarship awards will be based on the criteria specified by the donor.

Eligibility for Federal Pell Grant and the Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) are prorated based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by your FAFSA and the number of credits you are enrolled in each semester.  Some students, based on EFC, lose eligibility if enrolled at less than 12 credits. The Federal Pell Grant and many other types of aid will be divided between enrollment periods.

Enrollment changes after a semester has begun, may cause aid to be adjusted. Any charges (tuition, fees, or Bookstore) not covered by financial aid after an adjustment is made will become the student’s responsibility and will have to be repaid.

Financial aid funds are awarded under the assumption that students will attend school and be successful for each semester that they are enrolled. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of financial aid originally awarded. Adjustments to financial aid will be made for attendance as stated in the Attendance Policy on the Return to Title IV (R2T4) page.

Enrollment level  Credit hours   Pell Grant eligibility
Full-time 12 or more credits per semester Eligible for 100% of your Pell Grant and other aid as stated on your Financial Aid Offer Letter.
Three-quarter time   9 - 11 credits per semester Eligible for approximately 75% of your Pell Grant. Other financial aid may be reduced or canceled.
Half-time   6 - 8 credits per semester Eligible for approximately 50% of your Pell Grant. Other financial aid may be reduced or canceled.
Less than half-time  1 - 5 credits per semester You may be eligible for a Pell Grant. Other financial aid may be canceled, unless it was awarded specifically for less than half-time enrollment.

If your financial aid is canceled, any charges against your financial aid (tuition, fees, or Bookstore) will become your personal responsibility to be repaid by you.

Classes eligible for federal and state aid

You are required to be in a federally-approved degree program to be eligible for financial aid. Only classes that are required for your Delta degree will be considered for federal funding by your aid awards, including the Pell Grant, Federal Stafford Loans and also the State award programs. 

If you are receiving federal or state financial aid and choose to take classes that are not required for your program of study, you will need to plan on making additional payment arrangements. 

Remedial coursework 

Remedial coursework prepares a student for study at the postsecondary level. A regulation limits the number of remedial course credits that can be considered for Federal and State financial aid eligibility. 

    • A maximum of 30 credits of remedial credits can be used to determine enrollment level for federal financial aid purposes.
    • Once a student has attempted 30 remedial credits, they are not eligible to receive federal aid for remedial courses in future semesters.
    • This rule applies whether or not the student received aid for the earlier enrollment in remedial courses. 

Repeated coursework

Regulations limit the number of times a student may repeat a course and receive Federal and State financial aid for that course. 

    • A student may receive aid to repeat a previously passed course one additional time. Once a student has completed any course twice with a passing grade, they are no longer eligible to receive aid for that course.
    • A student may receive aid when repeating a course that was previously failed (F, W, WI, and NC) regardless of the number of times the course was attempted and failed.
    • If a student retakes a course that is not aid eligible, a recalculation of aid is done to exclude the credits for the repeated course. If a balance is due after the recalculation, the student must make payment in order to retain the course.
    • This rule applies whether or not the student received aid for earlier enrollments in the course.
    • Students must also adhere to Delta College's repeated course and Standards of Academic Progress policies. For more information on these, please review the Delta College catalog.

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