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Did you know taking Intersession classes doesn’t have to be out of pocket? If you are receiving financial aid for spring, Intersession fees can be paid when aid is disbursed in January.
According to the Intersession’s FAQ page, “the Intersession will be considered part of spring semester 2014 even though student fees for intersession credits are charged in addition to the regular spring fees.”
Taking Intersession classes is a great opportunity to earn extra credits and either graduate on time or a bit early, although, credits taken during Intersession do count towards your spring credit loads.
“So, an undergraduate taking three credits during Intersession and nine credits during spring session will be a full-time 12 credit student for the Spring Semester,” the Intersession FAQ page states. “However, fees for Intersession classes are calculated separately from, and in addition to, the traditional spring term.”
Diana Fairchild, interim director of financial aid, said she would encourage any student who is planning on taking Intercession courses to carefully read the information on their webpage about when the fees will be paid and the conditions under which they will be paid.
“In particular, any student with a hold or warning will want to speak with the financial aid office before registering for the Intersession class to make sure they understand their financial obligation should they be found ineligible for aid for Spring 2014,” Fairchild said.
As a bonus, according to their FAQ page, taking Intersession credits will not cause the student to pay overload fees during the Spring
However, Intersession classes are highly concentrated and rigorous, so students should not take more credits than they can handle.
Their FAQ page states, “Intersession is a short, highly condensed term.”