Return to Title IV Policy

Federal law requires that if you received a federal grant and then drop or withdraw from ALL of your classes prior to the 60% point of the semester or if you fail to begin a late start class you may have to repay funds.  Note: The earlier that you drop or withdraw, the more money you may have to pay back.

  •  If you receive Loan money and withdraw, you will pay back the money according to the Federal guidelines of the loan program.
  • If you receive Federal Work Study money and withdraw, you do not owe anything back.  You will get to keep any salary you have earned.

  • If you are enrolled in short term classes without being enrolled in full semester classes and/or you withdraw or fail to attend those classes, you may be subject to the Return of Title IV calculation.

Currently, students do not have to repay the institutional portion of the federal refund. However, in the future, students may be required to repay the institutional refund and if not paid, a hold will be placed on their records.

This page was last updated on July 18 2014.