Withdrawal

A withdrawal is dropping one or more, but not all classes. If you drop a class after the semester add/drop deadline, a drop fee is charged and a ‘W’ is posted to the transcript, which will affect maximum attempted hours and completion percent SAP calculations (see SAP). The dropped class also becomes susceptible to the repeat policy (see Repeat Policy). 

The impact on federal aid depends on the type of aid and the time period in which the withdrawal occurs.

Withdrawal
  Pell Direct Loans
On or Before

Semester

Add/Drop

Deadline

  • If enrollment decreases, you will
    have to pay back a portion based
    on credit hours at the
    semester add/drop deadline.
  • If enrollment drops below half-time,
    nothing happens to the current
    disbursement, but future
    disbursements may be canceled.
  • New loans must be requested via
    YMessage.
  • If half-time status is maintained, 
    no change is required.
After

Semester

Add/Drop

Deadline

  • If the dropped class was used in 
    determining your Pell Grant, you
    need to provide proof of attendance
    to keep that portion of your Pell.
  • If you cannot provide proof of
    attendance, your Pell will be
    reduced.
  • If a second block class was used in
    determining your Pell Grant, your
    enrollment will be checked at the
    2nd block add/drop deadline. If such
    class was dropped, the Pell may be
    reduced.
  • If enrollment drops below half-time,
    nothing happens to the current 
    disbursement, but future 
    disbursements may be canceled.
  • New loans must be requested via
    YMessage.
  • If half-time status is maintained,
    no change is required.

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