Your enrollment (the number of credits hours that you are registered) can impact the amount of financial aid you may receive. After your FAFSA has been submit and the Office of Student Financial Aid establishes an award offer for you, the amount of the awards are based on full-time enrollment. If you are not enrolled full-time, most awards will be pro-rated based on the number of credit hours you are enrolled. There are some programs, such as scholarships, that may only require you to be enrolled at a half-time status. Make sure that you fully read and understand the Terms and Conditions of Awards.
In addition, please read the FAU Financial Aid Guide to find more information about specifics to your awards.
Withdrawing from Classes(more info)
FAU must comply with federal regulations with students receiving Federal Title IV funding and withdrawing from all courses; a portion of the student’s aid may be billed back based on the date of withdrawal or last date of attendance at an academically related activity as documented by University records, depending on whichever date more accurately reflects the student's ceased attendance.
Satisfactory Academic Progress(more info)
All students must maintain the specified grade point average and progress through their academic program at a pace leading to completion within a determined time frame in order to qualify and remain eligible for funding through federal financial aid programs.
Mandatory Course Entry Survey
Students will be required to complete the Mandatory Course Entry Survey for ALL classes enrolled. According to Federal Regulations, a student is considered not to have begun attendance if a school is unable to document the student's attendance in each class. Title IV financial aid (Federal Loans, Pell Grant & Workstudy) will not be disburse for each class the survey has not been completed.
In addition to completing the Mandatory Course Entry Survey, students are required to maintain eligibility for Title IV funding by displaying documented academic activity in the course. Examples of valid forms of documented activity include faculty attendance rosters, graded assignments, quizzes, or exams. Students should be aware that they may be required to repay any aid disbursed for a course for which they have no documented academic activity, even if the Mandatory Course Entry Survey was completed.