Graduate Maximum Time Frame (Max Credits)

The maximum time frame for graduate students is measured in time rather than attempted credits. Students pursuing a Master’s Degree must complete their degree within five years. Doctoral students must complete their degrees within seven years.

If a graduate student exceeds the time frame, they must request an extension that needs to be approved by their advisor and the Graduate Office. The student's eligibility will then be extended through the timeframe approved by the Graduate Office. Until that happens, no federal aid will be disbursed.