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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.
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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.
Doug Risner; Detroit, MI 313.57Z9879 dance@wayne.edu; www.dance.wayne.edu Deadline: 12/11/2007; Number awarded: 8 Requirements: Audition required; full time student with 12 credit hours completed.
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Some of the key findings of the report are the following: (1) 64% of students actively participate in class discussions versus 36% who do not; (2) 31% of students have never made a class presentation; (3) 67% of full time students spend ten or fewer hours preparing for class; (4) 49% of students worked harder than they thought they could to meet an instructor's demands; (5) 67% of students claim that exams are relatively to extremely challenging; and (6) 31% of full time students read four or fewer assigned textbooks or books during the school year.
It should be noted that although EOPS students are more likely to earn a degree or certificate than other full time students, they are less likely to graduate.
Most of the 9.2 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.