Federal Financial Aid Consequences - For Non-Attendance of Classes

The below policy relates only to Federal Title IV aid (Pell Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, SEOG, TEACH, Work-Study, Direct Loans, Perkins Loan, and PLUS loans). Institutional awards (such as Extraordinary Scholarships and state grants (such as TAP) are not included.

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Per federal regulations, you establish eligibility for federal financial aid only if you actually attend your classes or login to online courses. Therefore, any non-presence in a class will be documented by the instructor. This will be done at the end of the late add period for a regular fall/spring semester (shorter time frames apply for mini-terms like WinterSession and summer).

All courses must be verified. Note that this policy also applies to online classes, thesis/dissertation hours, labs, study abroad and internships-although the methods of ‘attendance collection’ are modified.

Processing of federal aid is affected by non-attendance in the following ways:

  1. Disbursement of federal aid will not be held while the College confirms that you have attended class.

  2. At the end of the late add period, instructors will document cases where students have never attended a class.

  3. Immediately following the end of the late drop period, Financial Aid will “lock in” your enrollment based on your class schedule as of the end of that day-and only for those courses where attendance has been verified. These are the credit hours that will be used to determine your final federal aid eligibility for the term. Any previously disbursed aid may have to be adjusted, which may result in reduced aid amounts and/or repayment to your student account. Please visit www.brockport.edu/academic/calendar to confirm the dates for each term.

Note: For courses that you failed to attend and did not drop, you will be responsible for your tuition and fees which would be unable to be covered by financial aid.

Last Updated 9/17/18

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