Determination of Enrollment Status

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Your enrollment at the end of the add/drop period of each term will determine your enrollment status (i.e. full-time, half-time, etc.) for that term. For undergraduate students, 12 credit hours are considered full-time, 9 credit hours is considered three-quarter time and 6 credit hours are considered half-time. For graduate students, 6 credit hours are considered full-time and 3 credit hours are considered half-time.

Credits taken at other colleges/universities can be counted to determine your enrollment status. Courses must be approved for transfer credit to UH Hilo. You should complete a UH Hilo Prior Authorization for Transfer Credit form and submit a signed copy to the Financial Aid Office. If you are attending a non-University of Hawaiʻi campus, a consortium agreement must also be completed with the other campus.

If the first Student Aid Report (SAR) with an official EFC is received after the add/drop period, the budget and award will be based on the enrollment level at the time the SAR was received.