How will withdrawing from a class impact my financial aid?

When a student receiving federal financial aid fails to complete a term or trimester for any reason they may be subject to a Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) calculation. Student’s “earn” their financial aid by participating in classes. If a student stops attending their classes (withdraw) and their last date of attendance is less than 60% of the way into the trimester or term, the school is required to return the “unearned” portion of financial aid paid to the student to the Department of Education.  This often results in a student owing a balance to the University.  

 A withdrawal can also affect a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) by lowering the completion rate