Step 6: Attending Less Than Full-Time

Initial awarding by our office is made assuming you will attend UofL at full-time status. Full-time is at least 12 hours for undergraduates and at least 9 for graduate/professional students.

Awards are reevaluated for students attending less than full-time after the census date for each term. The census date coincides with the last date of drop/add as published on the University’s academic calendar on the Registrar’s Office website at

To request an aid adjustment for part time enrollment (1 to 11 hours for undergraduates), complete the Enrollment Adjustment Form for that semester. If you have only been awarded Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans and you are enrolled at least half-time, then this is not needed. This form must be completed each semester that you are enrolled part-time.

If you drop a class before that session begins, your financial aid will be adjusted accordingly. Dropping below half-time may result in cancellation of your aid. It is strongly recommended that if you drop classes with the intention to add others, that you drop and add classes on the same day. If you have been awarded the Pell Grant, it cannot be increased if you add a class after the census date.

You will be responsible for repaying any funds you are not eligible to receive as a result of a change with Student Records (enrolled hours, college, or residency) or in your financial aid data.

If our office makes any changes to your financial aid an email notice will be sent to your UofL email account directing you to review your revised financial aid through ULink.

Next Step

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Call Student Financial Aid at: (502) 852-5511