Important Financial Aid Policies

Treatment of Title IV Aid When a Student Withdraws: 
The law specifies how your school must determine the amount of Title IV program assistance that you earn if you withdraw from school. The Title IV programs that are covered by this law are Federal Pell Grants, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants, Direct Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG). 

Though your aid is posted to your account at the start of each period, you earn the funds as you complete the period. If you withdraw during your payment period or period of enrollment (your school can define these for you and tell you which one applies to you), the amount of Title IV program assistance that you have earned up to that point is determined by a specific formula. If you received (or your school or parent received on your behalf) less assistance than the amount that you earned, you may be able to receive those additional funds. If you received more assistance than you earned, the excess funds must be returned by the school. There may also be a required return by you. In addition, the student will be liable for the balance owed the college for tuition and fees. Specific return policy information is available through the Financial Aid Office, and published in the Student Financial Aid Handbook.

Courses Covered: 
Financial aid is available only for courses within a student’s eligible program of study.

Repeating Courses: 
For one time only, financial aid will cover a repeated course that has been previously passed (and paid for with financial aid funds). For this purpose, passed means any grade higher than an “F,” regardless of any program requirement of a higher qualitative grade. 

Financial aid funds may be used repeatedly to pay for a course if the student failed/withdrew. However, if a student passed a course once, and uses financial aid funds for retaking it and fails, that failure counts as their paid retake. The student may not be paid for retaking the course a third time. 

Credit for a course can only be earned one time. Only the most recent attempt of the repeated course is counted in the cumulative GPA and the quantitative earned credits. Attempted credits are always part of the quantitative calculation.