Withdrawing from K-State and Return of Federal, Title IV, Funds

Regulations governing federal, Title IV, student financial aid require K-State's Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) to perform a Return of Title IV (R2T4) funds calculation whenever a determination has been made that a federal student aid recipient has withdrawn prior to the end of a period of enrollment ( 34 CFR 668.22 ).

Federal, Title IV, student financial aid includes the

  • Federal Pell Grant,
  • Federal Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant,
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG),
  • Federal TEACH Grant,
  • Federal Perkins Loan, and
  • all varieties of Federal Direct Loan programs.

This regulation is premised on the assumption that federal, Title IV, forms of student financial aid are awarded to a student to help her/him pay the costs associated with attending the entire period of enrollment. At K-State the period of enrollment is the term.

Note: When a determination has been made by the OSFA that a student has officially or unofficially withdrawn from the university, a number of mandatory actions are triggered. These actions often carry with them not only academic but also financial consequences for the withdrawn student. Consequently, the OSFA encourages all federal student aid recipients to familiarize themselves with the definitions and procedures set out below.

Will dropping a class affect financial aid?

Current and future financial aid eligibility can be affected by dropping credit hours once the term has begun. As part of monitoring each student's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), the OSFA tracks the number of attempted vs. completed credit hours.

We encourage you to review our SAP policy or contact our office before dropping courses during any given term.