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Discontinuance (Dropping All Classes)

A discontinuance is when you formally drop all classes prior to the end of the semester or term. Prior to discontinuing, we encourage you to meet with an Enrollment Services Counselor to discuss the implications of discontinuing.

General Implications of Discontinuing

  • Receiving a ‘W’ on your transcript affects your Satisfactory Academic Progress (both attempted hours and completion percent).
  • All discontinued classes become susceptible to the repeat policy.

What Happens To Your Federal Financial Aid?

If you received a Pell Grant, proof of attendance must be documented in all classes. Your Pell Grant will be adjusted based on the number of credit hours which are documented. In addition, a calculation is completed based on your discontinuance date and you may be required to return an additional portion of your Pell.

If you received a federal loan, proof of attendance must be documented in at least one class. In addition, a calculation is completed based on your discontinuance date and you may be required to all or a portion of your loan. All future loan disbursements will be canceled.