You might have heard of part time status somewhere through the grapevine but have some questions to what exactly that means and if you qualify. This blog will answer FAQs about this and hopefully give you a clear idea of if part time status is right for you.
1. What does part time mean?
-Undergraduate students can be enrolled in a maximum of 10 units
-Graduate students can be enrolled in a maximum of 6 units
-Tuition will be cut in half
-Minimum progress requirement are waived for the quarter
2. Who qualifies?
-Employment (30 hours or more worked per week)
-Accommodation for disability
-Primary Care responsibilities
-Graduating Senior (Undergraduate level and one-quarter only)
A more detailed description of each is included here:
3. Why would you want to go part time?
Everyone has their own reasons but here are some common ones:
-Free up time for other commitments
-Remain an enrolled student while taking a lighter load
4. How much are you exactly paying?
-Part time payment is a flat rate of half tuition(it is not per unit basis)
-Residents will pay half resident tuition while non-residents pay half non-resident tuition
5. What about financial aid?
-If you are receiving Financial Aid, you must be enrolled in a minimum of six units for Financial Aid to disburse. Contact the Financial Aid Office before declaring part time status to consider how it will affect your package.
Here is their contact information:
6. What if you are an international student?
-We recommend you consult with the SISS staff before making a decision because it could affect your visa.
You can contact them at the link below:
7. What do you need to do in order to declare part time status?
-You must submit a part time status petition online
(this is available between pass 1 and the 10th day of instruction)
And that’s it!
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