Return of Federal and State Policy

Germanna is required by federal and state regulations to have a written policy for the repayment of federal and state aid received by students who withdraw, stop attending, do not successfully complete all their financial aid eligible courses are dismissed, or take a leave of absence prior to completing 60 percent of a payment period or term for which payment has been received. These policies are effective only if the student completely terminates enrollment or stops attending all their classes before completing more than 60 percent of the enrollment period.  The Title IV financial aid and/or state award programs must be recalculated in these situations.

Important withdraw information
Returned funds
Refund allocation order

In Summary

Any enrollment change (drop, withdraw, stop attending) may result in a debt to financial aid (aid eligibility may decrease). See the Financial Aid Office for assistance on the impact to your award(s) before making any enrollment decrease or before you stop attending. If you begin attendance in a class(es) and do not finish, you may owe a  portion of your award(s) back to GCC and/or the Department of Education.

For additional information regarding this policy:

Return of Title IV funds

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