A student who earns no passing grades in all courses for a semester will be considered an unofficial withdrawal, unless the institution can document that the student completed the term. Unofficial withdrawals will not receive credit on any semester charges including tuition, fees and if applicable, room and board. A student who does not earn at least one passing grade during a semester and did not complete the term for which federal funds were disbursed may have a Return of Title IV Funds calculation performed to determine how much of the federal funds were earned. Unearned federal funds must be returned to the source, in most cases with a charge to the student's university account.
A student must be engaged in academically related activities beyond the 60% of the enrollment period to retain eligibility for federal, institutional and external financial aid. If a student stops being engaged in all academically related activities during the term and does not formally withdraw from the institution, they will be assigned a withdrawal date based on the last date of an academically related activity.