Registration Requirements

With a few exceptions, regardless of the type of financial award you have received (scholarship, scholarship-bursary, or bursary), you must be registered in a minimum number of credit hours in both the Fall and Winter terms in order to receive and keep the award.

Minimum Registration

The minimum registration requirement is usually* dependent on the value of the award:

Award Value Minimum Fall Term Credit Hours Minimum Winter Term Credit Hours Minimum Total Regular Session Credit Hours
Under $800.00 3 3 6
$800.00 – 1799.99 9 9 18
$1800.00 and over 12 12 24
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Regardless of the value of the award, recipients of Board of Governors (BoG) Entrance Scholarships must be registered in at least 12 credit hours per term for a minimum total Regular Session registration of 24 credit hours.

Several other individual awards have specific registration requirements that are not related to the award value. Be sure to read your award notification letter carefully to know your minimum registration requirement.

Exceptions

There are several circumstances under which recipients are not required to register at Brandon University in order to receive an award for which they otherwise meet the criteria:

  • Students graduating from Brandon University who have been selected for a graduating award
  • Students who have been selected for an award recognizing the highest grade in a specific course/courses

Failure to Maintain Minimum Registration

You must remain registered in the minimum number of credit hours indicated in your award notification letter throughout each term. ┬áIf, at any point in the term, you fall below the minimum registration requirement (by withdrawing from courses, etc.), your award will be reversed, and you will be required to pay back that term’s award amount.

If you fall below the minimum registration requirement in the Fall term, you will be required to pay back the Fall term amount, but you will be eligible to receive the Winter installment of your award as long as you register and stay registered in the minimum number of credit hours required for that term.

If you are a financial award holder and you are unsure whether changing your registration will affect your award eligibility, be sure to speak with the Scholarships and Awards Office before making any changes.