Full-Time Student

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Full-Time Student

A person who takes more than 12 credit hours, or the equivalent, at a post-secondary institution in a school term. A full-time student is eligible for certain tax advantages, as is a parent, if he/she financially supports the student.

Full-Time Student

A dependent is a full-time student if the dependent is enrolled in a school for the number of hours or courses considered by the school to be full-time during some part of at least 5 calendar months during the year. School includes elementary and secondary schools, post-secondary colleges, on-the-farm training courses, and technical and trade schools. It does not include on-the-job training, correspondence schools, or internet school. Vocational high school students are considered to be full-time students.
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Additionally, the Committee approved the master in law program offered by the US universities, subject to being a full time student at the institutions' premises and not less than 30 credit hours for study subjects and research.
edu Deadline: 12/11/2007; Number awarded: 8 Requirements: Audition required; full time student with 12 credit hours completed.
edu Deadline: 04/16/2007; Number awarded: 5 Requirements: Full time student & dance major
2 million full time students (74%) were undergraduates in their first 4 years of college (2-year and 4-year institutions) and about 1 in 7 were enrolled in graduate school.
A breakfast keynote only option is available for $49 and a student rate of $49 is offered to full time students or recent graduates who have received an undergraduate degree in the past 12 months (no Early Bird options apply to these already-reduced rates).
With a current enrollment of about 5,500 full time students, UDLA offers 20 degree-granting programs in a variety of professional fields at its campus located in downtown Santiago.
For example, federal tax isn't taken for full time students, but is for part-time students employed by the institution.