Federal Financial Aid Consequences for Non-Attendance of Classes

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Non-Attendance Consequences

For courses that you failed to attend and did not drop, you are responsible for your tuition and fees which are unable to be covered by financial aid due to non-attendance of classes.

Per federal regulations, you establish eligibility for federal financial aid only if you attend your classes or login to online courses. Any non-presence in a class will be documented by the instructor. This will be done at the end of the late add period for a regular fall/spring semester (shorter time frames apply for mini-terms like WinterSession and summer). All courses must be verified.

Please Note: This also applies to online classes, thesis/dissertation hours, labs, study abroad, and internships.

  • Processing of federal aid is affected by non-attendance in the following ways:
  • Disbursement of federal aid will not be held while the College confirms that you have attended class.
  • At the end of the late add period, instructors will document cases where students have never attended a class.
    Immediately following the end of the late drop period, Financial Aid will “lock in” your enrollment based on your class schedule as of the end of that day-and only for those courses where attendance has been verified. These are the credit hours that will be used to determine your final federal aid eligibility for the term. Any previously disbursed aid may have to be adjusted, which may result in reduced aid amounts and/or repayment to your student account. Please visit the college calendar to confirm the dates for each term.

Eligible Aid for Non-Attendance Consequences

Financial Aid consequences only relate to Federal Title IV aid. Below is a comprehensive list of applicable aid.

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Work-Study
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Direct PLUS Loans

Institutional awards (extraordinary scholarships and state grants including TAP) are not affected by the following consequences.

Last Updated 10/27/20

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