Office of Student Financial Aid

Enrollment requirements to maintain aid

Your financial aid offer is based on full-time enrollment. Your aid offer may be adjusted and/or you may be required to repay all or a portion of the aid you received if you:

  • Enroll part-time
  • Drop classes
  • Withdraw from classes
  • Do not actively participate in your registered classes

Bottom line: Know the ramifications on your financial aid before you choose to take any action that affects your enrollment.

Why does my enrollment status impact my aid eligibility?

Every student who receives financial aid is assigned a Cost of Attendance (COA) budget. The COA budget is an estimate of the total amount it will cost to attend the University for the academic year. It is based, in part, on your enrollment status (full-time, three-quarter-time, half-time, less than half-time, not enrolled).

Your fall and spring financial aid awards are initially based on an enrollment status of full-time. Learn more about how we define enrollment status (half time, full time, etc.).

If your enrollment status is part-time (less than full-time), your cost of attendance budget must be adjusted to reflect your actual University tuition
and general fee charges. This reduction may result in a reduction in the amount of financial aid awarded to you.

I intend to enroll as a part-time student. how do I find out if my aid will be impacted?

If you are not enrolled full-time when fees are assessed, Financial Aid will email you and ask you to complete a Financial Aid Enrollment Certification Form. The information you provide on the form will be used to recalculate your cost of attendance as a part-time student. The form is available in the myUT portal under My Financial Aid. Financial aid reviews the form and will email you if your part-time enrollment status reduces the amount of your aid.

What happens if I enroll part-time and do not complete the Financial Aid Enrollment Certification Form?

If you do not complete the Financial Aid Enrollment Certification Form, your part-time enrollment hours will be reviewed on the Friday before the start of the term (fall and spring)  and again 15 days after the start of each semester (fall and spring), and your cost of attendance budget will be recalculated each time.

If the recalculation of your cost of attendance budget results in an over-award of aid, your aid will be reduced. An over-award occurs when you receive financial aid/resources that exceed your cost of attendance.

Financial aid will email you if your aid has been reduced. You may need to return some or all your refund and/or have a balance due on your student account.

Have Questions?

Ask Rocket Solution Central.

Rocket Solution Central — or RSC — is your one-stop answer shop for financial aid questions.

Call 419.530.8700
Monday - Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Visit 1200 Rocket Hall
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Register by texting "University of Toledo" to 419.419.3430 or by entering your information online.

Financial Wellness

We could all use some help managing our money ― whether you’re a high school student, undergraduate or upperclassman ready to graduate.

UToledo's financial wellness team offers workshops, presentations and tools to help you improve your money management skills. You can even schedule an appointment with our counselor to discuss your personal financial plan.

  • How to pay for college
  • Managing student loans
  • Making a budget
  • And more
Financial Wellness Services
Last Updated: 5/6/24