Enrollment in only half of the number of hours per semester required for full-time enrollment status. At UNCW full time is 12 hours per semester, so half-time is 6 hours per semester. Most financial aid awards are adjusted proportionately with enrollment status, so that half-time means eligibility for only half of the award. Some scholarships and grants require full time enrollment, where as most loans require only half-time or higher enrollment for full awards. ~A student must be attending school at least halftime to be eligible to receive a Direct Loan or Federal Family Education Loan. Half time enrollment is not a requirement to receive aid from the Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG, Federal Work-Study, or Federal Perkins Loan programs.