Module-based classes 

A module is any class that does not span the full length of the semester. 

  • You will NOT be considered to have enrolled in modules if you enroll in courses that span the entire length of the semester (fall or spring, which are 14-15 weeks long)
  • You will be considered to have enrolled in modules if you enroll in any courses for the summer semester.
  • For modules, you will not be considered to have withdrawn for the semester, if when you stop attending, you:
    • provide, at the time you would have a withdrawal, written confirmation stating that you will attend another course later in the same semester
    • are scheduled to begin another class during the semester no later than 45 calendar days after the end of the one you ceased attending

If this confirmation is not received and/or if you fail to attend the later class, a return of funds calculation will be done based on the date of the original withdrawal.

Auditing Classes Policy

Financial aid may not be used to pay for audited courses.

Example: Mary is enrolled for 12 credits and decided to change a grading method for one class to an audit. Regardless on when the change will take place, our office will need to revise Mary’s aid and exclude the audited class.

Courses counted for Financial Aid Purposes

For financial aid purposes, only classes offered as part of the student's program of study will count towards the number of credits the student is enrolled in. For example, a graduate student must take at least 6 credits of graduate level courses to be eligible for financial aid. A graduate student taking a 3 credit graduate course and a 3 credit undergraduate course is not eligible for financial aid.

Graduate Financial Aid Quick Links:

Financial Aid Application Process

Required Steps

Financial Aid Self Service

Maintaining Aid

Forms and Publications

Managing Your Money

Scholarships and Grants


Other Sources of Funding


Contact Us:

Financial Aid Office
Elderdice Hall
Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30pm
Phone: 410-857-2233
Fax: 410-386-4608
School Code: 002109