With the cost of college rising each year, receiving financial aid is increasingly important for students who wish to continue their education. But what if you can’t commit to full-time enrollment? Is there still a way to receive financial aid? The answer is yes! Here’s everything you need to know about half-time student financial aid.

What Is Considered Half-Time for Financial Aid Purposes? 
At Lionel University for federal student loans and grants, half-time enrollment means taking a minimum of 6 credits per quarter. 

Types of Financial Aid Available for Half-Time Students 
Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in a quarter (half-time status) to be eligible for federal loan funds. Half-time students can be eligible for a variety of forms of financial aid including a Federal PELL grant, Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans. PELL Grants do not need to be repaid while loans must eventually be repaid with interest. Additionally, Lionel University offers payment plan options that can help make tuition more manageable if you’re enrolled part-time 
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is always the first step in applying for any type of federal loan or grant regardless of whether you are enrolled full-time or half-time. Once your FAFSA has been processed and reviewed by the Lionel University Office of Financial Aid, we will work with you to determine which types of grants and loans you are eligible for based on your enrollment status. 

Applying for financial aid doesn’t have to be overwhelming—especially if you’re not able to commit full-time due to work or family obligations! Don’t let a lack of information keep you from exploring all your options when it comes to paying for college tuition. Whether you're enrolled half-time or full-time, research your options and make sure you understand how much money is available through grants and loans so that you can take advantage of all the resources available to help alleviate the cost burden associated with higher education expenses!

Knowing what financial aid options are available to you makes earning your exercise science degree even more of a possibility. All of this means you can be learning from the best right away. And, in as little as six months, you can be a top personal trainer with the information you learn. It’s the best way to kick-start your dream career in the fitness and health industry.

And there are so many fitness job opportunities that you’ll be able to explore once you have a degree in exercise science. This is the case for all of our degree programs. In fact, earning an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree, will all put you in demand for jobs. Regardless of which degree you are pursuing, at Lionel, you earn multiple certifications and specializations along the way. This means you can start working as a fitness professional even before graduation day! 

Check out our programs and contact Lionel today!