Students with documented disabilities may enroll in a less than full-time courseload as an
academic adjustment to accommodate their disability under the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990 and the regulations accompanying Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973. Students are encouraged to discuss full-time courseload requirements with an
academic advisor or student affairs counselor for their respective program. A financial
aid counselor can determine how their aid will be affected by a reduced courseload.
Students should be aware that Federal law requires the Federal Pell Grant funds be
prorated based on the number of credits taken, and that the student financial aid budget
will also be reduced accordingly. In addition, under the Federal Stafford Loan Program, or
to have a previous loan deferred, the student must take at least six credits.
Students whose disabilities warrant the adjustment of carrying less than a full-time load
per semester can be determined eligible for student financial aid status. In such a case,
these procedures must be followed:
1. Students must provide appropriate documentation regarding their disability that
substantially limits one or more major life functions to the Disability Contact Person.
2. If a student is registered at the beginning of a semester for less than a
full-time credit load as an accommodation for a disability, this must be verified by the
Disability Contact Person. Students must contact the Disability Contact Person for this
verification NO LATER THAN the last day of the College's ADD period.
3. If a student is registered at the beginning of a semester for a full-time load
but to accommodate his/her disability withdraws from a course within the approved drop
period for the respective program and according to the procedures for dropping a course,
he/she must discuss this with the Disability Contact Person NO LATER THAN
the last day of the drop period for classes.
Students should be aware that, as always, eligibility for Financial Aid depends upon
satisfactory academic progress