QUESTION:

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY FINANCIAL AID IF I CHANGE MY ENROLLMENT STATUS?

ANSWER:

The primary responsibility for paying for a student’s college education rests with the student and his/her family. Any financial aid obtained –federal, state or institutional- is considered supplemental.

If a student is awarded at a specific enrollment status (full time, half-time, less than half time), and drops or does not enroll in the appropriate course load, this will likely result in required adjustments to the award. 

When a student withdraws, is expelled, or ceases to be a student at WBU before the regular end of the academic session for which he/she received financial aid, there is sometimes a refund due, in accordance with the University’s refund policy. However, if the student has received financial aid for the semester during which he/she withdraws, federal law and University policy dictate that calculated amounts be returned to the respective Financial Aid program (s). Early withdrawal may mean the loss of part or all of a student’s institutional grants or scholarships and the loss of part or all of a student’s federal or state aid. Policies and formulas for determining the amounts to be returned to the individual programs are available in the University catalog.

WBU 12-13 Catalog pg 58