Financial aid is awarded with the expectation that you will attend your classes for the entire term. Never attending, dropping or withdrawing can have both short-term and long-term consequences on your eligibility to receive the financial aid you have been awarded.
If you withdraw from a class, your tuition charges will remain the same; however, your financial aid may be reduced or eliminated. Also, you might find you are not eligible for financial aid in future terms because you have withdrawn from too many credit hours in past terms.
If you plan to withdraw from all of your classes, consider the consequences first.
- If you withdraw on or before the “Withdraw deadline”
– Academic consequence: grade of “W”
– Financial consequence: required repayment of a portion of your financial aid
- If you withdraw after the “Withdraw deadline”
– Academic consequence: grade of “WF” (same impact on your GPA as an “F”)
– Financial consequence: no repayment of your financial aid
Future financial aid eligibility may be affected no matter when you withdraw
Decisions related to your academic program should not be based solely on financial considerations. Check out the following resources first.
- Your instructor – speak with your instructor first if you are struggling in your class
- Learning Center – students who visit a Learning Center more than four times in a term have better than an 80 percent chance at success
- Smartthinking – SPC students can get 10 FREE hours of online tutoring. Sign into ANGEL and look on the Resources tab
If you do decide to withdraw, consult an Academic Advisor and a Financial Assistance Counselor to be sure you understand the consequences of your decision.
Additional information and a downloadable document can be found at www.spcollege.edu/withdrawal.