Enrollment Requirements and Financial Assistance

Partial Reductions

The university and federal regulations require financial assistance recipients to maintain their initial full or part-time registration through the second full week of each semester. Otherwise, a reduction in financial assistance may occur. A partial drop in credit hour load after the second full week of the fall or spring terms will not result in reduction of aid because full costs of tuition and related fees have been incurred by this date.

Effective July 1, 2011, students will not be eligible to receive federal aid for any course that they have previously taken and passed more than two times. For example, a student enrolled in 12 semester hours that includes a 3 credit hour course previously taken and passed twice will be considered to have 9 credit hours (3/4 time) for the purpose of federal financial assistance.

All University funded programs require continuous enrollment of at least 12 credit hours through the second full week of the fall and spring terms. Therefore, a drop below 12 credit hours before the end of the second full week will result in a 100% reduction in Bradley financial assistance programs.

Federal regulations stipulate a schedule of reduction for government-funded financial assistance when a partial drop in credit hours occurs before the end of the second full week of the fall or spring terms for the following federal programs:

  • Federal College Work-Study Program
  • Federal Perkins Student Loan
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Pell Grant

For federal Title IV programs, the schedule of reduction is:

If initial credit hour load is: But, credit hour load at the end of the 2nd full week is: The amount of federal assistance will be:
12 or more 9 to 11 75% of original credit
6 to 8 50% of original credit
less than 6 Varies
9 to 11 6 to 8 66% of original credit
less than 6 Varies
6 to 8 less than 6 Varies

Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP Grant)

Payment for each term is made according to the equivalent number of credit hours eligible for MAP payment, with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 15 MAP Paid Credit Hours. The MAP Grant amount is fixed at the end of the second full week and a partial drop in credit hours after the second full week will have no effect on the award amount.

Complete Withdrawal

If a student finds it necessary to withdraw from all classes after completing registration but before classes begin, there will be a complete refund of all fees to their original sources - family and/or financial assistance programs. In all cases, the student will be required to pay a registration fee: $50 for first semester first-year and part-time students and $100 for all other full-time students. This fee must be paid from resources other than financial assistance credits.

Students who totally withdraw from the University and/or cease attending all classes after classes begin will have their charges and financial resources adjusted proportional to the duration of their enrollment up to the 60% point in each semester after which 100% of charges are incurred and full assistance is credited.