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Financial Aid Guidelines -  Graduates

Graduate Student Definitions and Enrollment Requirements

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Graduate Student Definitions and Enrollment Requirements

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Things to Know:

Graduate students should be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to be eligible for Fellowships and Assistantships. Full-time status for most graduate students is 8 credit hours. Fellowship disbursements for students who are enrolled in fewer than 4 hours during any semester must be reviewed by the financial aid office and possibly approved by the Office of the VP and Chief Financial Officer.

Exceptions include:

  1. Approved thesis or dissertation courses. A list of approved IUB thesis/dissertation courses is available on the OSFA Scholarship Processing Intranet (https://www.sharepoint.iu.edu/sites/bosfa/scholarships/default.aspx).
  2. There are some approved placeholder courses that count as full-time enrollment. A list of enrollment/certification exceptions is also available on the OSFA Scholarship Processing Intranet (https://www.sharepoint.iu.edu/sites/bosfa/scholarships/default.aspx).
  3. Summer fellowships generally require only 4 credit hours* of enrollment.

*In some special instances, summer fellowships can be disbursed to students who are not enrolled. Contact the financial aid office for more details.

See IUB Enrollment Requirements (http://registrar.indiana.edu/enrollrequire.shtml)

Please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), deptsch@indiana.edu for questions.