- If you drop or withdraw from classes (officially or unofficially-drop out), you may jeopardize future eligibility for student aid (including loans). Learn more about drop and withdrawal.
- If your enrollment drops below half-time, your financial aid awards may be adjusted, and the grace period before repayment of loans will begin.
- If you withdraw (officially or unofficially-drop out) and didn’t complete more than 60 percent of the semester, you may have to repay financial aid according to the Return of Title IV Funds policy.
Federal student financial aid is awarded under the assumption you will be enrolled full-time for the semester. Any time you change your enrollment, SU’s Financial Aid Office must review your record and recalculate your aid. Federal (Title IV) aid includes the following programs:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans
- Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans
- Federal Perkins Loans
- Federal Direct PLUS Loans
Enrollment changes can also affect your Satisfactory Academic Progress, which also affects your aid eligibility given the impact to your GPA (qualitative) and course completion rate (quantitative).
PLEASE NOTE: Students who are withdrawn completely from classes during the tuition refund period will have their scholarship and institutional aid (which also includes tuition waivers for Non-Resident Nursing Students, Foster Care Recipients, and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth) prorated based on the tuition proration schedule. Maryland Higher Education Commission requires total cancellation of Maryland state award(s) when a student withdraws from all classes during the tuition refund period.