As the spring 2012 semester approaches, the Office of Student Financial Aid would like to remind students of key federal regulations affecting financial aid policies.
1. Student enrollment status is established as of the end of the drop/add period which for the spring semester is January 23, 2012. The hours for which you are enrolled at the end of drop/add will be the hours on which financial aid is based. Students must be enrolled at least half time to receive Federal student loans and most other Federal aid.
Your financial aid will not be adjusted for hours added or dropped (unless you drop all hours, which is withdrawal from the University) after the drop/add period has ended. If you stop attending a class, you are required to officially drop the class. If you stop attending all of your classes, you are required to officially withdraw from the University.
Audit (AU) hours are not acceptable for determining your enrollment status to receive financial aid.
2. Only courses that meet your degree requirements are counted in your enrollment status for purposes of calculating financial aid. Courses that do not meet your degree requirements are not allowed for financial aid purposes. If you have met your degree requirements, you are ineligible to receive financial aid until you are accepted into a new degree program. It is your responsibility to ensure that all courses you are enrolled in are required for your degree program as listed on the appropriate degree check sheet. Courses not required for your degree program may not be counted in the enrollment status for financial aid eligibility. If you are registered for courses that do not meet your degree requirements, your financial aid will be adjusted or canceled accordingly.
If you have questions regarding your enrollment and financial aid eligibility, please contact or visit the Office of Student Financial Aid. We wish you all the best for a successful semester.