Before You Drop a Class
Important Information for Students Dropping Classes or Withdrawing from the University
If you are considering withdrawing from the university, please contact our office. This is especially important if you are receiving financial aid funding. Federal Student Aid (FSA) funds are awarded to students under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period of enrollment. When a student withdraws or drops from all classes, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of FSA funds that was originally awarded. Title IV Regulations state that a "return calculation" (using a Federal formula) must be made to determine the amount of aid the student has earned, according to days enrolled. This calculation is performed when students drop or withdraw prior to completion of 60% of the semester, or the ninth week. The institution will be required to return to the Federal Aid Program the amount of aid that was in excess of the aid "earned" for the time period the student was enrolled. As a result of this process, you may owe the College a balance.
Students should consult a Financial Aid Counselor before dropping or withdrawing from classes to receive an estimated calculation of the tuition and aid adjustments.