Federal Financial Aid Recipients Who Withdraw Below Six Credits

(Note: The procedure varies by program.)

Federal Work Study (FWS) – A student working under the FWS program who drops or withdraws below six credits must stop working immediately because he/she no longer meets the federal guidelines for FWS.

Pell Grant – A Pell Grant Award is determined by the student’s Effective Family Contribution and enrollment status. Pell awards may be adjusted for changes in enrollment that occur during the first 4 weeks of a semester.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) – If a student receives a refund, credit, or cancellation of any institutional charges and SEOG has been disbursed to the student’s account, an adjustment may be required as a result of the change in Cost of Attendance. If the grant has yet to be disbursed, eligibility may change.

Federal Perkins Loans, Direct Stafford Loans, and Plus Loans – If a student receives a refund, credit, or cancellation of any institutional charges and a loan has been disbursed to the student’s account, an adjustment may be required. If a loan has yet to be disbursed, loan eligibility may change. In addition, any undisbursed second disbursement of a Direct Stafford Loan or Direct PLUS Loan must be cancelled.

All Federal Aid – Students may not apply for or be awarded additional federal aid after withdrawing below six credits.