In applying Financial Aid to Winter Term enrollments, keep in mind the following:
Full-time students in the Fall Term preceding a Winter Term (Intersession) may have already been awarded the full complement of the Financial Aid which the student may be eligible to receive, so the addition of one or two more courses may not affect their aid. Of course, with regard to the cost of attendance (COA), any COA expense items might be adjusted to increase student loan eligibility if the student has not already received their maximum eligibility. For example; if a student was not awarded their full loan eligibility in their initial aid package, the additional cost for the intersession course may result in the student now having additional eligibility for a loan.
Part-time students can move to Full-time with Winter Term courses and can have their Financial Aid repackaged to reflect this status change. From a Financial Aid packaging standpoint, intercessions like a Winter Term can be attached to either the immediately preceding term or the immediately following term (e.g., Fall Semester or Spring Semester). This assignment is made by the student’s Home Institution under existing guidance by the U.S. Department of Education (ED).