Undergraduate Enrollment Census Date (R+30)

This is the date we take a “snapshot” of all students’ enrollment to establish the “official enrollment” for reporting purposes and financial aid eligibility. This date is 30 days after the official start of the semester listed in the PSU academic calendar.

Financial aid awards are initially calculated on assumed full-time enrollment (minimum 12 credit hours per semester). However, the final amount of financial aid you will receive is based upon how many credit hours you are enrolled in on the census date (this applies to late session classes as well).

If you are registered for less than 12 credit hours on the census date and a financial aid revision is warranted, we will notify you via your MyPlymouth account. It is possible your aid will decrease or even be cancelled. Therefore, you want to make sure you are in the appropriate amount of credit hours on the census date (minimum 12 credit hours) in order to receive the full amount of federal financial aid you are eligible for during the semester.

If you decide to enroll in less than 12 credit hours prior to the census date at R+30, it is crucial that you notify the Student Financial Services office in writing immediately. Once the census date passes, your federal financial aid (ie: Federal PELL Grant, SEOG Grant) cannot be adjusted, even if you choose to increase how many credit hours you are enrolled in.

  • We recommend enrolling in all courses you plan to take at the beginning of the semester, even if the course start date is later in the term.
  • Any classes added after the census date for any semester are excluded when determining your financial aid eligibility.
  • This applies to internships and other classes, even if the university allows you to add these credits after the census date.
    • Aid may be affected if you are taking courses that begin after the census date. If you fail to begin attendance in all classes, your financial aid will be reduced accordingly.

Please note: Undergraduate students who plan to attend part-time must officially change their enrollment status by emailing the Registrar's Office at psu-registrar@plymouth.edu and copying Student Financial Services at psu-sfs@plymouth.edu. (Students who do not officially change their enrollment status with the registrar’s office are billed at the full-time tuition and fee rate.)

* Also known as an institutions Freeze Date, Lock Date, Pell Recalculation Policy, or Financial Aid Enrollment Verification Date.