Taking Time Off from Studies

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Taking Time Off from Studies

Students considering interrupting their enrollment at the University should contact their academic assistant dean or the Dean of Students. For more information see the following topics in the University Catalog under University Attendance Policies



Failure to Withdraw Officially

See Withdrawals / Return of Title IV Funds.

Students are required to adhere to the University's official withdrawal policy when terminating their enrollment prior to the end of a given term. Failure to officially withdraw will result in the cancellation of any Federal financial aid program funds previously awarded for that term. Federal regulations require that funds for ineligible recipients be returned to the financial aid program accounts. Students will be billed for semester charges.

Handouts for Title IV recipient withdrawals, explaining the policies, procedures and examples of Title IV refunds are available upon request at the Office of Student Financial Services in the Student Services Building.

Financial Aid Recipient Withdrawals

If you are a recipient of Title IV financial aid funds**, and your enrollment terminates through official withdrawal, your financial award must be reviewed for possible adjustment.

Financial aid eligibility is based on the cost of education (tuition, mandatory fees, housing, meal plan, books, etc.) incurred for the entire semester and is contingent upon completion of that semester. When you withdraw, federal regulations mandate that any unearned aid be returned to the federal aid programs. The percent of aid earned is based on the date of withdrawal divided by the total number of days in the semester. Title IV recipients are governed by federal policy if they withdraw prior to completing 60% of the semester.

If your institutional charges are reduced or recalculated, this change may result in the reduction of recipients' other sources of financial aid.