Full-time Enrollment Requirement

DSF Scholars must enroll full-time (at least 12 credit hours per semester or quarter) to be considered for a DSF Scholarship award.

Only LIMITED exceptions will be considered for part-time enrollment. With pre-approval as detailed below, you may receive a prorated DSF Scholarship award while enrolled less than full-time (but at least half-time).

Exceptions:

If you are unable to enroll full-time for any term during the 2017-18 academic year (but will enroll at least half-time), you may obtain approval if you meet the requirements for one of our limited exceptions:

  • Enrollment in a technical certificate program (pre-approval not required); or
  • Enrollment in an academic program designed to be less than full-time (i.e. internships, study abroad, special needs programs); or
  • Fewer than 12 credit hours are required to complete your associate’s or bachelor’s degree; or
  • One term only during your four years of DSF Scholarship eligibility,
    • Developmental education requirements preclude full-time enrollment; or
    • Part-time enrollment is a condition of an academic appeal.

Instructions to submit the Part-Time Enrollment Form:

  • Review the Part-Time Enrollment form with your DSF Campus Contact or Academic Advisor;
  • Both you AND your DSF Campus Contact or Academic Advisor must sign and date this form;
  • Upload and submit the signed form to DSF by July 15, 2017, for the Fall term or February 1, 2018, for the Winter/Spring terms at www.denverscholarship.org/contactus.

Part-Time Enrollment Form

Enrollment without pre-approval:

If you enroll less than full-time without pre-approval you will be placed on scholarship suspension for the term(s) in which you are enrolled part-time.  You must continue to meet all other DSF Scholarship requirements to be considered for an award when you increase to full-time enrollment.

You must meet all DSF requirements and qualify for a DSF scholarship award payment in order to be considered for an incentive award.

15 Credit-Hour Incentive Awards

To encourage DSF Scholars to complete their degrees on time, Scholars in the 2017 and later cohorts may qualify to receive an incentive award payment, in addition to their DSF award, if enrolled in 15 or more credit hours in the current term in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program.

DSF will confirm your enrollment level with the college’s office of financial aid each term.  Enrollment in 15 or more credit hours will be determined as of the college’s census date (the date set by your college that typically marks the last day you can add or drop classes for a full tuition refund each term).

If, over the course of two terms during your years of DSF eligibility, you receives an incentive award payment but do not successfully complete 15 credit hours,  you will not be eligible for further incentive award payments.

You must meet all DSF requirements and qualify for a DSF scholarship award payment in order to be considered for an incentive award.

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