Financial Aid and Part-Time Enrollment

While some types of financial aid are only available to full-time students, many types of financial aid may be utilized by students who attend part-time. Full-time is considered 12 or more credits per semester.

If you are already registered for classes and have already received your financial aid package notification, you can see how your enrollment will affect your financial aid. To determine if your financial aid will be recalculated based on your enrollment status, as well as whether you will owe a balance, you can check the “Account Inquiry” on the SIS Student Center.

  • Log in to MyBRCC
  • Select the “SIS” tile
  • Click “Student Center”
  • Under “Finances,” click “Account Inquiry”
  • Click the amber-colored bar at the bottom of the screen to recalculate your aid based on your current enrollment status

Enrollment Requirements for Common Types of Financial Aid:

Pell Grant – Students who are eligible for the Pell grant will have their award prorated if they attend part-time.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) – BRCC students who receive the SEOG grant must be enrolled in 6 or more credits per semester. The amount is not prorated by enrollment.

Commonwealth Award (COMA) – BRCC students who receive the Commonwealth Award must be enrolled in 6 or more credits per semester. The amount is not prorated by enrollment.

Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP) – Students receiving the VGAP grant must attend full-time (12 credits per semester).

G3 Grant – Students receiving the G3 grant must be enrolled in 6 or more credits per semester.

Part-Time Tuition Assistance Program (PTAP)  students receiving the PTAP grant must be enrolled in 8 or fewer credits per semester

Federal Work-Study – Students who are working a Federal Work-Study position must be enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester.

Federal Direct Student or Parent Loans – Students receiving Federal Direct Loans must be enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester.

BRCC Scholarships – different scholarships have different requirements. If you are not sure whether your scholarship requires you to be enrolled for a certain number of credits, please contact the financial aid office.