Results of Withdrawals and F's for Financial Aid Students

College Policy

The current refund policy allows a 100% refund of tuition paid for curriculum classes dropped prior to the first day of the academic term. A 75% refund is issued for curriculum classes dropped on or after the first day of the term through the 10% point of term. Tuition paid and applicable fees will be refunded 100% for classes cancelled by the College.

 


College Attendance Policy

Information for students regarding attendance and financial aid

Failure to attend class and/or withdrawal from class may impact your financial assistance.


Purpose
Failure to attend class may impact scholarships, grants, loans, veteran affairs, and financial aid assistance. Federal regulations require that institutions provide the last date of class attendance or the last date of participation in an academic-related activity for federal financial aid recipients. The purpose of the Last Date of Attendance regulation is to accurately calculate earned federal financial aid for students, exercise institutional administrative capability, and mitigate liabilities and consequences for the college and students.

Student Implications of Stopping Attendance
Attendance reports indicating that you have stopped attending a class may affect the amount of your financial aid award. Based on the last date that a course was attended, your financial aid award could be reduced and you could owe a refund to the College or to the United States Department of Education. You may also risk future financial aid eligibility.

Definition: Last date of Attendance
Last Date of Attendance shall be determined for students meeting one or more of the
following criteria:

1. A student who is on the class roster but fails to attend scheduled class meetings or log into and participate as directed in an online course during the first 10% of the course; or

2. A student who has missed all scheduled class meetings within a 12.5% or approximately two-week (whichever is greater) timeframe or has not participated as stated in the syllabus without contacting the college course instructor; or

3. A student in an online course who has not participated as stated in the syllabus and/or completed required course assignments within a period of 12.5 % or approximately two-week period (whichever is greater); or

4. A student who has missed a minimum of one-eighth of a short term course (including summer term courses) without contacting the college course instructor.

If you have questions, contact the Financial Aid office at 704-330-6942.

The current refund policy allows a 100% refund of tuition paid for curriculum classes dropped prior to the first day of the academic term. A 75% refund is issued for curriculum classes dropped on or after the first day of the term through the 10% point of term. Tuition paid and applicable fees will be refunded 100% for classes cancelled by the College.


Financial Aid Policy

When a student determines that he/she will be unable to complete courses in which he/she is currently enrolled, it is the student’s responsibility to initiate procedures leading to a formal withdrawal (“W”) in order to avoid a failing (“F”) grade. An instructor may also assign “W” at other times when circumstances warrant such action.

In general, for financial aid students, a “W” will remain on the transcript and will count as credit hours attempted. To receive credit, a student who received a “W” must re-register and pay for the course in a subsequent term. Financial aid recipients need to refer to the financial aid satisfactory progress policy to determine if schedule adjustments will affect financial aid. Final dates for withdrawing are published each term in the CPCC Class Schedule and are available on this website.

Any student considering completely withdrawing should come by the Financial Aid Office in the Central High Building, Room 206, to inquire about the Return of Federal Funds before starting the withdrawal process. See Return of Title IV Funds Policy

 


Frequently Asked Questions

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