One who attends an institution on a less than-full-time basis as defined by the institution. All federal, and most state, aid programs have eligibility requirements relating to time enrollment status (full-time, half-time, part-time, etc.)
A part-time student is one who takes less than a full credit-hour load. Generally, full-time undergraduates are those taking 12 or more student credit hours in a semester. Full-time graduate students are those taking 9 or more credits in a semester.
any student enrolled in 11 or fewer credits. Perkins Grant: The Carl Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 grants federal funding to institutions for approved vocational technical education programs. The federal Grant provides money for COCC to purchase capital equipment for professional technical program improvement and to provide limited services to support the success of special population students in associate of applied science and one year certificate programs. The two primary services to qualified students at COCC is tutoring and child care assistance. If you think you may qualify for these services, contact Lonna Carnahan at BEC, 126 or call 383-7782.
If you are taking fewer than 12 credits or equated credits, you are considered a part-time student. You must have a part-time course load of at least 6 credits or equated credits to qualify for most financial aid programs, although students with fewer than 6 credits may qualify for Federal Pell Grants.
A student enrolled in less than 37.5 points in a given semester. Many students choose to study part-time to allow time for external commitments such as work or family. There are part-time student societies which offer support and the opportunity to meet other part-time students.
An undergraduate student enrolled for fewer than 12 hours of resident credit in a regular semester or fewer than 6 hours of resident credit in a summer term or a graduate student enrolled for fewer than 9 hours of resident credit in a regular semester or fewer than 6 hours of resident credit in a summer term.
A part-time undergraduate student is enrolled in less than 12 credits per quarter, in any combination of programs, courses, contracts, or internships. Part-time students are not limited to those students enrolled in Evening/Weekend Studies offerings. A part-time graduate student is enrolled in less than 10 credits per quarter.
A student who is enrolled in a certain number of course credits or hours which are less than full-time. For an undergraduate student, this is usually less than 12 credits or hours. For a graduate student, it is usually less than nine credits or hours.
An undergraduate student is considered a part-time student when her/his course load is less than 1.50 units in a four-month term. For a definition of a part-time graduate student, see the graduate calendar on Regular Full-time Graduate Students.
Defined as a student taking between 59 and 20 per cent of a full course load. A student with a permanent disability is considered to be a part-time student if he or she is taking between 39 and 20 per cent of a full course load.