Definitions

Audit
Cannot be counted as part of full or part-time status
Full time
Carrying 12 or more credit hours in one semester
Part time
Carrying 11 or less credit hours in one semester
FAFSA
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
EFC
Estimated Family Contribution
NYSHESC
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
Grants
Do not have to be repaid
Matriculation
Must be enrolled in a Degree or Certificate program approved by New York State.