Seton Hall University

Federal Aid Implications if You Withdraw

Scholarship implications if you withdraw: 

Students who enter as freshmen with a University Scholarship are given 8 semesters of scholarship funding. In order to keep that funding, students must remain enrolled full time, attend consecutive semesters and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. If you withdraw from a semester, your scholarship will be prorated based on the date the Registrar determines you stopped attendance. Your prorated scholarship will count as 1 of the 8 semesters, so you will have used that semester no matter if you received the full award or prorated amount. 

** If you have a Medical withdrawal confirmed by the Dean of Students, you will be entitled to an additional semester of scholarship funding for every semester you have that designation. ** 

Federal Aid Implications if you withdraw: 

All students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. This is evaluated at the end of every semester. In evaluating students, we take into consideration GPA and Attempt to Earn Ratio. 

If you withdraw from all classes, it will show that you attempted the classes but did not earn credit for them. That will affect your Attempt/Earn ratio, which may lead to a Financial Aid Suspension. Please look at the link below for details of this requirement. If you are suspended, you will have the opportunity to appeal based on your reason for the withdraw. 

View the Satisfactory Academic Progress Procedure »

  • Your Institutional scholarship and/or need-based grant may be prorated based on the % of days you attended the semester. This will be based on confirmation by the faculty. 
  • You may be required to repay a percentage of financial aid received for that semester if you have federal and/or state aid. This will be based on the number of days attended within the semester. 
  • Students receiving Federal Direct Loans may go into repayment if current enrollment drops below six credit hours for a period greater than the six-month grace period (or you may lose your grace period). 
  • Students are limited to the number of semesters in some federal grant and loan programs. This may cause you to use a semester for classes that you will not earn credits for. This will limit your future eligibility in these programs.