When a student withdraws from the University, there is a two-part process in regard to federal financial aid.
The first step is that we contact the student's Professors to determine whether or not they established eligibility for federal aid by attending their courses and/or completing any coursework. If any of the Professors report the student did NOT establish eligibility, we would reduce/cancel the federal aid accordingly. If eligibility is established, then we proceed to the next step.
The second step is completing a Return to Title IV Aid calculation, based on the student's withdrawal date, to determine how much federal aid was earned and unearned. The Office of Student Financial assistance will review any unearned aid and determine if it must be returned depending on the students date of withdrawal. Any unearned aid is required to be returned and the university may bill the student.