Federal financial aid can only be used toward classes required for your active program of study. You cannot receive federal aid for courses that will only apply to a future program or degree.
Students are expected to attend their registered courses from the first day of class. Federal student aid disbursements are based on enrolled credit hours that have been verified by instructor attendance reporting. Students who are reported as not attending a course will lose federal aid eligibility for that course.
Credit Hour Requirements
You will need to successfully complete 67 percent of all hours attempted, each term and cumulatively, with grades of A, B, C, D, IP or S. Grades of F, Z, W, I, U,UW and PG are not considered as successful completions. You must also maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.
You must complete your program of study within 150 percent of the program length. Clark State credits and any transfer credits accepted by Clark State are included in the 150 percent timeframe maximums, also including withdrawals, non-completions and College Preparatory Education credit hours. If a student changes majors within the same degree or certificate, he or she is still required to complete within the same maximum timeframe.
If you add or drop classes during the drop/add period, your financial aid will recalculate based on your level of enrollment. Once the drop/add period is over, your aid may be lowered if you stop attending or drop a class. See the online student calendar for the refund period dates.
If you drop all of your classes, your federal aid may have to be returned to the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, read the Return of Title IV Funds policy.
You may receive federal financial aid payments for no more than 30 hours of non-credit remedial course work. This restriction holds for all the federal grants, loans and work-study. You can, however, still receive federal financial aid payments for credit courses enrolled during same term as remedial courses.
Courses that have been previously completed with a passing grade are considered when determining enrollment status for the term. However, the repetition of a course that you have passed previously may not be considered financial aid eligible.
Students who begin class but stop participating either by class attendance, online contact or assignments prior to completion of 70 percent of the term, will be considered an unofficial withdrawal. The student will receive a failing grade of UW on their transcript. In addition, a required federal financial aid recalculation will be completed and the student may owe funds back to Clark State.