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Return Of Title IV Funds

Treatment Of Title IV Funds When A Student Withdraws

Procedure For Return Of Title IV Funds

Note on unofficial withdrawal: Title IV funds are awarded under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When the student withdraws, whether it is official withdrawal or “unofficial” (just stopped attending classes), the amount of aid earned by the student must be determined. If the amount disbursed to the student is greater than the amount earned, unearned funds must be returned. The student may owe financial aid received back to the program from which it was awarded. Students who fail to earn a passing grade in at least one class will be evaluated to determine if they withdrew unofficially (stopped attending classes) or they must prove they participated in an academically related activity past the 60% point of the payment period. In most cases, if a student cannot prove they were in attendance past the 60% point of the payment period, the institution can use the midpoint of the payment period (semester) as the last date of attendance for calculation purposes.

Examples of academically-related activities are: exams or quizzes, tutorials, computer-based instruction, academic advising or counseling, academic conferences, completing an academic assignment, paper or project, and attending a school-assigned study group.

Before withdrawing officially or stopping out unofficially: See course schedule and catalog for complete policy and contact Financial Aid in Enrollment Center @ The Tower, Main 1.100 or call (956) 882-8277 for additional information and a tentative calculation. It is important to speak to a Financial Aid advisor before withdrawing to determine if you will owe funds to the financial aid programs and/or the institution.

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One West University Boulevard Brownsville, Texas 78520

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