Students receiving financial aid must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Withdrawing may result in financial debt for you. Withdrawing may also make you ineligible for future financial aid at CCC (including loans). Your withdrawal date is the date that you officially withdraw from all credit classes. It is very important that you understand that after you have registered at CCC, you are responsible for officially withdrawing yourself from registered courses. CCC does institute an administrative drop during the first week of a term. You must be in attendance the first week of classes or have had prior approval and arrangements with your instructor or you could be subject to this administrative drop for non-attendance. Other than that first week, you must come to the Student Services Center in person to do an official withdrawal.
Regulations require that students “earn” financial aid over the course of a term by attending and participating in classes. You cannot earn all of your funds unless you maintain attendance and class participation for more than 60% of the term. If you withdraw or stop attending before the 60% point, you do not “earn” all of your financial aid funds. The percent of funds you did not earn is the same as the percent of the term you did not attend. The college is required to return the unearned portion of your tuition and fees to the U.S. Department of Education. You may also be required to repay a portion of the funds you received for living expenses. You will not be permitted to re-enroll at CCC until the amounts owed the college are fully repaid. You may be eligible for aid if you pay or make arrangements to pay any amounts owed to ED and continue to make on-time payments.
See Refunds and Return of Title IV Funds for important information.