Full-time/Half-time Designation by College/Program

Degree-seeking students enrolled full-time or half-time may be eligible for federal assistance. These students will also be eligible to have any of their federal educational loans deferred. The chart below shows, at a minimum, how many quarter hours a student must be enrolled in to be considered full- or half-time.

 

Full-time

Half-time

Rush Medical College

MD

All enrolled students are considered full-time.

 

College of Nursing

BSN
first two years of ADN-MSN

12

6

Remaining years of ADN-MSN* MSN*
Post-Master's Certificate*
DNP
PhD

9

4.5

 

College of Health Sciences

Clinical Nutrition

11

5

All Other Degree Programs*

12

6

 

The Graduate College

PhD in Nursing

9

4.5

All Other Degree Programs

12

6

* Exceptions:
1) Nurse Anesthesia MSN students enrolled in their 15-month clinical residency (NRS-600PA) are enrolled for one quarter hour and considered to be full-time students.
2) Students enrolled in NRS- 699 are also considered to be enrolled full-time.
3) Students enrolled in NRS-600P are considered half-time.
4) Students enrolled in PAS-CLIN1 are considered full-time.