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Withdrawal from Classes

Consequences for official or unofficial withdrawal from ALL classes

Financial aid is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend college for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded.  When a student withdraws (officially or unofficially) from ALL classes after beginning attendance, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of aid that he/she was originally scheduled to receive. The College is required to determine the earned and unearned portions of Federal (Title IV) and/or State aid as of the date the student ceased attendance based on the amount of time the student spent in attendance. If the amount disbursed to the student is greater than the amount the student earned, THE STUDENT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPAYING THE UNEARNED FUNDS. If the amount disbursed to the student is less than the amount the student earned, and for which the student is otherwise eligible, he or she is eligible to receive a post-withdraw disbursement of the earned aid that was received.

For financial aid purposes:

Official Withdraw means dropping ALL classes on-line via the MYESCC Student Information System or requesting assistance from the registrar’s office.

Unofficial Withdraw means the student ceases to participate in educational related activities for ALL classes or stops attending ALL classes WITHOUT completing the official withdraw process.

To view the Return of Title IV policy in its entirety, please click here.

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