Taking 9 units instead of 13

<p>Just wondering how much my FA were to be affected if I took 9 units this semester instead of 13? I'm on Pell and Cal Grant and am covered by Blue & Gold.</p>

<p>You'd be considered half-time, which if I recall correctly, means you get half as much total aid.</p>

<p>I think there might be exceptions if you work full-time or something like that.</p>

<p>If in L&S, you would need more than 20 hours/week of employment to seek a 9 unit semester - <a href="http://ls-advise.berkeley.edu/fp/36WorkVeri.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://ls-advise.berkeley.edu/fp/36WorkVeri.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Parenthood is also grounds for a petition - <a href="http://ls-advise.berkeley.edu/fp/StudentParentVerification.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://ls-advise.berkeley.edu/fp/StudentParentVerification.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>This is for L&S regulations, does not have anything to do with FA requirements. I don't see any mention of exceptions - 12 units is the minimum to be full time and to receive all your FA, otherwise it appears they will chop the amount.</p>