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Repayment of Student Aid Funds

Repayment of Student Aid Funds


  • We are required to calculate a repayment of student aid funds if you completely stop attending all of your classes for any reason prior to the 50% of the quarter for state aid and 60% point of the quarter for federal student aid. This repayment is prorated based on the amount of aid you received and the number of days you attended. You can avoid this repayment by attending at least 50% of the quarter for state aid and 60% for federal student aid.
  • We are required to calculate a repayment of federal and state student aid funds for any classes you fail to begin attending one or more classes that changes your enrollment level. This is reflected by an instructor initiated Withdrawal and is issued by the instructor of the class you did not attend. It can also occur if you drop a late start class such as a math course. This repayment is the difference in award amounts based on your former and current enrollment level.  Double-check your registration the first 1-2 weeks of each quarter to be sure you are attending all of your classes, particularly if you are on the waitlist for classes. You can avoid this repayment by attending all of your classes for the first 5 days of the quarter.
  • We are required to calculate a repayment of federal student aid if you drop one or more classes before the 5th day of the quarter and it changes your enrollment level. This repayment is the difference in award amounts based on your former and current enrollment level. You can avoid this repayment by not dropping any classes the first 5 days of the quarter.
  •  If you register for one or more courses and choose to audit them, or you change one or more courses to an audit during the quarter, and it changes your enrollment level, we are required to calculate a repayment. This repayment is the difference in award amounts based on your former and current enrollment level. You can avoid this repayment by NOT registering for a class as an audit and/or by NOT changing the course to an audit during the quarter.

If you owe a repayment of student aid funds, the Finance Office will apply all credits on your account, such as tuition refunds to reduce the amount you must repay. Repayments can never be waived by the college for any reason.

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