The census date is a date in time where enrollment is locked for the purpose of determining financial aid. This becomes the “official enrollment” that is used for determining financial aid eligibility for the semester. The census date occurs on the start date of the 2nd half term session each semester. This Census Date is used for all terms, including the summer session. The start date for the second half term for the semester is available on the Academic Calendar.
Adjusting your enrollment prior to the census date may impact the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive for the semester. In some cases, reducing your enrollment prior to the census date will result in a reduction of the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive for the semester. In this case, you may be responsible for repaying financial aid that has already been disbursed to your AUM student account. If there is a tuition refund because of dropping credits, the tuition refund will be used to reduce the balance due on your student account.
Official Enrollment Levels: If you are not sure about your enrollment, please consult the chart below: (Note: The chart below applies to all terms, including summer)