If you are an undergraduate, your financial aid award is based on full-time enrollment which is defined as 12 or more credits.  If you are a graduate student your award is based on the average cost for students enrolled in graduate programs.  A minimum of 6 credits per semester is required to receive financial aid.  The Office of the Registrar officially verifies the number of credits for which all students are enrolled at MSU after the 15th class day of each semester.  If you make a change to your enrollment it could affect your financial aid.