JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi Postsecondary Education Financial Assistance Board has changed the definition of a full-time student.
The change is for anyone who is receiving financial aid from the state. In order to be classified as a full-time student you now must take 15 credit hours of class in a semester instead of the previous 12. That means at least one extra class per semester.
The new rule will not effect federal aid, just state funds.
While the board believes this encourages students to finish their degree in four years, many administrators believe this will cause huge problems for non-traditional students.
The change will go into effect on July 1.