Unofficial Withdrawal Policy



Per federal regulations, schools are required to review students who received federal financial aid and did not pass any classes.  An assessment must be made to determine whether the student earned the non-passing grades while attending classes or stopped attending classes but did not officially withdraw. Students who stopped attending classes may be required to repay a portion of the federal financial aid for that semester.  If it is determined that a student never began attendance in some or all classes, aid may be canceled completely.  The review process must be completed within 30 days of the end of each term.


At the end of each term, all federal financial aid recipients who receive no passing grades (any combination of F. U. N. or W) will be reviewed to determine if the non-passing grade was earned while attending or due to no longer attending class.  Part of the Satisfactory Academic Progress determines if students received FN (Stopped Attending which requires LDA) grades and FNN (Never Attended).  


If a student earned a passing grade in one or more courses for the term, VCSU determines that the student completed the course and has completed the period of enrollment.  If a student who began attendance and has not officially withdrawn, fails to earn a passing grade in at least one course for the entire semester, VCSU will use the LDA recorded by the instructor. For unofficial withdrawals, this LDA will be used for calculating the Return of Title IV Funds.