Enrollment Requirements

Your financial aid is based on full-time enrollment, which equals three units per semester up to 4.5 units. Enrolling in more than 4.5 units will increase your charges but will not increase your financial aid.

If you enroll for less than three units, your financial aid will be adjusted based on the number of units you enroll in. We recommend contacting the Financial Aid Office to get an estimate of your costs and aid.

Aid eligibility will be based on your enrollment status at the end of the add/drop period for each semester.


To be eligible for federal and state financial aid, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • Be enrolled in a degree or certificate program;
  • Have a high school diploma, or equivalent;
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (for federal loans and state-based programs);
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress standards; and
  • Meet the financial need requirements.