Rutgers University considers any student carrying fewer than 12 credits to be part-time and as such the student (1) pays tuition based on his/her credit load rather than a flat amount; (2) pays a lower student fee, which does not include health coverage (although this may be purchased separately); and (3) is only eligible for more limited financial aid under the Guaranteed Student Loans Program (“Stafford Loans”). Those students carrying 12 credits with special permission to declare part-time status will be considered full-time by Rutgers University for the purposes of assessment of tuition and fees and for loan eligibility.
Part-time law students must take the required curriculum in the evening. We do not have a part-time day program for beginning students. However, after the required curriculum is completed, part-time students may enroll in any courses — day or evening — but they will have enrollment priority over full-time students only in evening courses.