Policies & Procedures

Before dropping or withdrawing from any courses it is important that the student consult the Office of Financial Aid.

A student may, under circumstances defined below, drop or withdraw from a course or withdraw from the entire program. To drop a course is to remove oneself from a course before the end of the drop period, (the second week of the semester in a regular term). When a course is officially dropped, it is not counted as hours attempted.

Students will receive a 100% refund for the first two weeks of the semester in a regular term. To remove oneself from a course after the first two weeks is considered a withdrawal in which there will be a 0% refund.

Students who withdraw from any or all of their courses during the semester must complete an official withdrawal process. Failure to do so may result in failing grades for the course work, the forfeiture of funds, or both. Further details on withdrawal are given in the Student Handbook. If circumstances develop that make withdrawal necessary, students should make immediate contact with their faculty advisor and then complete the withdrawal process in the Registrar’s Office.

Withdrawal Refunds Policy (PDF)

Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (as defined in the current academic catalog) in order to receive financial aid. Failure to meet SAP qualifications will result in Financial Aid Warning/Probation and possibly dismissal.

Financial Aid Warning/Probation Policy (PDF)

Financial Aid Warning

Students not meeting SAP at the end of their first evaluation period will be placed on “financial aid warning.” Students not meeting SAP at the end of the warning period will no longer be eligible for Title IV financial aid (loans).

Financial Aid Probation

Students granted financial aid probation will receive Title IV financial aid (loans). An academic plan will be assigned by the Academic Office. Students not meeting SAP at the end of the probation period will be reviewed by the financial aid committee to determine financial aid eligibility.

A private loan is an alternative loan to the Stafford loan. It is offered through a bank or another lending institution. Federal loans have better interest rates and more flexible repayment schedules. Select the lender list below to choose a lender.

Private Student Loan Lender List