Updates to Financial Aid Processes and Procedures
All students are required to log into each of their courses during Week One and to submit a class discussion board post of at least 250 words. Students who do not submit this assignment during the first week of class will be automatically dropped from any courses in which this assignment has not been completed.
A student is considered an ‘unofficial withdrawal’ from the semester when at the end of a semester the student has failed to earn a grade in any of their courses at the end of a semester. A student who does not fulfill the course requirements in the semester and earns an F grade is an unofficial withdrawal. Students determined to be an unofficial withdrawal are no longer considered enrolled for the semester and are therefore subject to Return of Title IV (R2T4) Funds rules. As of July 1, 2011, registrations in a future semester do not exempt a student from being considered an unofficial withdrawal from a semester.
Withdrawal from course(s)
Effective July 1, 2011, Federal Regulations pertaining to when a student has withdrawn from a module based semester states that if the student does not complete all courses they were scheduled to attend, the Return of Title IV (R2T4) Fund rules will determine how much financial aid the student can keep (earned).
For example, if the student withdraws from a course and is not currently attending or has a future registration within the semester, the student will be considered withdrawn from the semester and subject to an R2T4.
Withdrawal from the University
Students who elect to withdraw (disenroll) from the University during a semester must do so by dropping or withdrawing from all of their courses in the semester and then completing the Disenrollment Request Form. If a student withdraws or is administratively withdrawn from the University, financial aid may be adjusted based on the percentage of the semester they completed. A portion of the funds may be returned to the Department of Education.
For all students with an August 2011 semester and beyond, Satisfactory Academic Progress will be measured starting at 6 hours.
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