If you receive financial aid, the effects of each action listed
below apply, regardless of the tuition refund policy. *
The Registrar's Office approves late drops for special circumstances. A
late drop results in the course/s being removed from your class
schedule, as if you were never registered in them. As a result, you may
be ineligible for all or a portion of your financial aid, depending on
the number of hours that you are dropping and the number of hours
remaining. This action may affect all types of aid awarded. Here are
questions to ask when considering petitioning for a late drop:
- What aid did I receive that is dependent on the number of hours I
am enrolled in?(Please refer to the Program Eligibility Charts.
- How much will my awards be reduced if this drop is approved?
- What will the tuition credit be for the drop? (This amount will be
applied towards the amount of aid owed back.)
If you withdraw on or before the 60% point in time of the semester,
which is calculated using calendar days, a portion of the total Title
IV funds awarded must be returned, according to the provisions of the
Higher Education Amendments of 1998. The calculation of the return of
these funds may result in the student owing a balance to the University
and/or the Federal Government.
This calculated amount will be returned to the Title IV Programs in the
- Federal PLUS Loan
- Federal Grad PLUS loans
- UnSubsidized Federal Stafford loans
- Subsidized Federal Stafford loans
- Federal Perkins loans
- Federal Pell Grants
- Academic Competitiveness Grants
- SMART Grants
- Federal SEOG
- Other grants or loan assistance authorized by Title IV of the
Things you should consider before withdrawing from one or more of
- If your last date of attendance is on or before the 60% point in
the semester, you may owe funds back to your federal financial aid
program/s if withdraw from all of your courses.
- If your aid has not been disbursed when a withdrawal occurs, you
may lose eligibility for all or some of your financial aid program(s)
if you are no longer enrolled in the minimum required credit hours for
- Withdrawn and medically withdrawn classes do not count as completed
hours and may affect your Satisfactory Academic Progress and renewal
requirements for individual aid programs.
- Additionally, students who repeatedly withdraw from all classes may
loss eligibility for aid due to not meeting the Standards of
Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Questions to ask:
- Will I meet the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress if this
withdrawal is approved? If not, what do I do?
- Will I meet specific renewal requirements for specific programs for
the next year?
Federal law requires that SHU evaluate federal aid recipients who fail
to earn any credit during a semester, in order to determine if the
student stopped attending classes on or before the 60% point in the
semester. Professors are required to provide attendance information for
all students who receive an F, I, N, or U grade.
Students who are reported to have stopped attending all of their
classes prior to the 60% point of the semester will be identified as
students who “unofficially withdrew” from classes. A calculation of the
return of federal aid will be done as described under the Withdrawal
section above, which may result in the student owing funds back to the
university. Aid for future terms may be put on hold until the student
provides a signed written statement, explaining why he/she unofficially
withdrew from classes.
January 1, 2009