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Withdrawal (Dropping One or More Classes)

A withdrawal is dropping one or more, but not all classes. The impact on federal financial aid depends on the type of aid and the time period in which the withdrawal occurs.

General Implications of Withdrawing

  • 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?

  Pell Grant Federal Loan
On or Before Add/Drop Deadline If enrollment decreases (i.e. from full-time to 3/4 time) you will pay back a portion based on credits hours at the add/drop deadline. If enrollment drops below half-time, nothing happens to your current disbursement, but future disbursements are canceled.
After Add/Drop Deadline If the dropped class was used in determining your Pell Grant, proof of attendance must be documented or your Pell Grant will be reduced.  If enrollment drops below half-time, nothing happens to your current disbursement, but future disbursements are canceled.