All financial assistance received is applied first to the student's unpaid tuition and fees for the current semester. The student's account is credited, and aid is disbursed, after the sixth week of the semester.
Financial aid is awarded based on the assumption that students will attend full time (12 credits or more). Therefore, if students are not attending full time, their awards may be adjusted accordingly. To be eligible for the federal Direct Loan and or state Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) programs, students must be enrolled and maintain at least 6 credits each term.
Impact of Enrollment on Financial Aid
Award amounts for scholarships, grants and loans are continually adjusted throughout the semester to reflect a student's actual enrollment. Most of these adjustments take place at the conclusion of the drop/add period. Furthermore, changes in financial aid allocations might arise if a student withdraws or is reported as "never attending" classes during the semester.
If students are not eligible for financial aid based on their actual enrollment, they must pay all tuition and fees owed. If students' total financial aid is not enough to pay their tuition and fees, they must pay the balance by the due date on their bills (see Payment Options).
Reasons for Aid Adjustments
Common reasons financial aid may be adjusted include:
The student chose to drop course(es).
The college canceled a course.
The instructor reported student as N/A (never attended).
The student withdrew from class(es).
The student repeated course(es).
Consult the Policies & Procedures page for more information on academic eligibility, student rights and responsibilities.