When a student is given permission by the university to be enrolled less than full-time (12+ credit hours) in any given semester.

Unsubsidized Loan

Direct unsubsidized loans are available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and they do not need to demonstrate financial need to qualify for the loan. PLUS, or parent loans, are also unsubsidized.


The process by which a financial aid office confirms the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA and/or CSS Profile. Students are randomly selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Required to be completed before an award can be offered to a student and/or funds can be released.


When a student drops all courses after university census date, and will no longer be an enrolled student.


Work-Study programs offer the chance to earn college funds by working a part-time job on campus or at community service agencies. Work-Study is offered as both a federal program from the U.S. Department of Education and through Carolina Works, which is funded by the University. Work-Study eligibility is based on financial need and indicated interest from the FAFSA application.