Isothermal Community College

Financial Aid

Maximum Timeframe

Any student receiving financial aid will have a maximum time frame in which he/she is expected to complete a program of study. Federal regulations require that the time frame be no more than 150% of the established length of the program. At Isothermal Community College, the 150% time frame will be measured in terms of credit hours attempted.*


If a program requires 60 semester credit hours to complete, then a student may receive financial aid for 90 (60 x 150%) semester hours attempted.

Once the student has attempted 150 percent of the credit hours allowed in his/her program, he/she is no longer eligible for financial aid at Isothermal Community College.

* For the quantitative measure, credit hours attempted will be cumulative and will include all hours for which the student was enrolled at the end of the census date of each academic term and received a grade of A, B, C, D, F, I, W, P, or R.