Award & Disbursement of Financial AidAttendance, Withdrawal & Federal R2T4
Class Attendance, Withdrawal & Federal Return to Title IV Policy
Federal regulations require that students receiving Title IV aid, which includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Direct Student Loans, and Federal PLUS Loans must attend all classes and have verified attendance in order to receive financial aid funds. Attendance is taken throughout the term and students must be in continuous attendance for all class sessions. Students will only receive financial aid based on their enrollment status as determined by their documented class attendance. Students who decide they are not going to attend class must officially withdraw from the College.
Withdrawal or Schedule Cancellation
Students who withdraw or have their class schedule canceled after the regular drop/add period should consult with the Financial Aid Office, since they may incur a financial liability. Students who have their class schedule canceled will have their financial aid canceled and will be required to repay all funds already received. All students who withdraw or cancel classes are required to do so through the Enrollment Services Office. Even if financial aid is not awarded at the time the student makes the cancellation decision, it may be awarded before classes are purged from the system.
Students should NOT assume classes will be dropped automatically.
Title IV Financial Liability (Repayment)
Title IV financial aid includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Direct Student Loans, and Federal PLUS Loans. It is strongly recommended that before withdrawing from classes, students who receive any type of Title IV financial aid funds talk with Financial Aid staff to determine if there will be a financial liability upon withdrawal from classes. Students "earn" a portion of the Title IV financial aid they received for each day they are in school until over 60% of the term is completed - at that point the federal government considers 100% of the aid to be earned. Students who withdraw from all classes prior to completing 60.5% of the term in which they are enrolled may be required to repay all or part of the Title IV financial aid they received. The federal government does not allow a student to appeal a Title IV Repayment. If a student owes the College funds due to a Title IV Repayment, he or she may be ineligible to re-enroll.
Students who owe a Title IV Repayment may also be ineligible for additional Title IV Federal financial aid from any college.