Change in Full-time to Part-time Student Status Policy

Students who find themselves reducing their course credit to part-time status need to be aware of the possible implications of this change. It is important to know that a change to part-time status can affect participation for intercollegiate athletics eligibility, on-campus housing, financial aid, health insurance, student employment and student leadership positions. Please refer to the sections in the handbook that discuss full-time to part-time status that are highlighted below. If you change your student status from full-time (12 credits and above) to part-time (11 credits or below), you should contact the department(s) relative to your specific situation directly which often include those listed below:

  • Financial Aid Policies (Financial Aid Office), 508-531-1341
  • Health Insurance (Health Services, Wellness Center), 508-531-1252
  • Intercollegiate Athletics Eligibility (Athletics and Recreation), 508-531-1352
  • Residence Life and Housing Policies (Office of Residence Life and Housing), 508-531-1277
  • Student Employment (Office of Human Resources and Talent Management) 508-531-1232
  • Student Organization Membership Requirements (Center for Student Engagement), 508-531-1273

Reviewed 8/2023 by Elizabeth Ching-Bush, Division for Student Life