Glendale, AZ Campus Catalog / Glendale Campus Overview / Office of Student Financial Services / Academic Status Chart for Determining Financial Aid Eligibility

Academic Status

Credit hours per quarter


12 minimum

Three-Quarter Time

9-11 credit hours


6-8 credit hours

Less than Half-Time

1-5 credit hours

Please Note: Classes in which students are auditing cannot be included in the amount of credit or contact hours earned when determining eligibility for financial aid. In addition, the following grades will not be considered as credit or contact hours earned/attempted for purposes of awarding federal financial aid: "I" Incomplete, "IP" In-Progress, "F" Failure, or "W" Withdrawal, or "WF" Withdrawal/Failing.

The above policy is subject to change during the academic year. If revised, an addendum will be distributed to all enrolled students.