In order to be eligible for financial aid funds, you must begin attendance in all of your classes. After the first two weeks of the semester, if you have not attended class your professors will report you as a "No Show," and you will be notified by mail. Being reported as a “No Show” will cause you to lose your eligibility for financial aid unless you can provide attendance confirmation from all professors teaching the courses for which you are reported as a “No Show”. It is your responsibility to request attendance confirmation from all of your professors and email it to the Office of Financial Aid at


Financial aid does not pay for audit classes. If an audit class changes your enrollment status, your financial aid will be recalculated and returned. If charges are incurred, you will be responsible for paying them.

Census date

Pell grants will not be recalculated after the add/drop date of a term (census date) if your enrollment status changes. You will be paid based on the financial aid calculation at the time of the census date.

Census dates for 2018-19 academic year
  • Fall 2018 semester – September 19, 2018
  • Spring 2019 semester – February 6, 2019
  • Summer 2019 semester – July 16, 2019

Late start classes

If you register for late-start classes, no Federal Pell monies will be transmitted to the College until after all classes begin. Loan monies will be released after you have started classes totaling at least six credits.


In accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, the number of times a student can receive federal financial aid for a class is limited. A student can receive federal financial aid for a class until they have successfully completed the class (meaning a passing grade of D or better). Once a student has successfully completed a class, they can receive federal financial aid to attempt the class one additional time. Third and future attempts of a class are not eligible for federal financial aid.