Attendance Reporting (Unofficial Withdrawals):
If a student is reported as ‘Stop Attending’ or ‘Never attended’ all enrolled courses
within a semester, the student is considered to be “unofficially” withdrawn. Professors will report attendance at the 60% date of each semester or
module. This requires a Return Calculation to be performed.
- Students who receive Title IV aid must complete at least 60% of the semester to earn
a 100% of their aid. (Title IV aid is defined as Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG,
Federal TEACH Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, or Federal Direct Loans.) If you unofficially
withdraw before completing 60% of the term, then MTSU must perform a Federal Return of Title IV Funds Calculation (Return Calculation).
Anytime a Return Calculation is performed, you will most likely owe a balance to the
University. (Please review the current MTSU Registration Guide for the 60% date.) It is very important that you attend your courses!
Listed below are some areas that are affected by unofficially withdrawing from all
- Federal Student Loan: Your loan servicer will be notified that you are no longer enrolled and your six
(6) month grace period for loan repayment will begin on the date of your withdrawal.
You will be sent an email requesting that you complete Exit Counseling.
- Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Financial Aid Warning: To receive financial aid, a student is required to pass 67% of all attempted hours.
To determine your financial aid status, divide your “overall combined” earned hours
by your “overall combined” attempted hours. When a student drops courses after the
census date, it results in their pass rate dropping. Students are allowed to receive
financial aid while on Financial Aid Warning. However, by the end of the Warning semester,
the student must have reached the overall combined 67% pass rate to remain eligible
for financial aid. If not, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension.
- Financial Aid Probation: If you are on Financial Aid Probation, dropping courses may result in you being
suspended from receiving future financial aid. The terms of your Financial Aid Probation
state that you must pass 75% of your attempted hours each semester, including all
courses dropped with a grade of ‘W’. The Financial Aid Office considers a course
is “passed” as long as you earn a grade of ‘D’ or better
- Financial Aid Suspension: Students who are on Financial Aid Suspension are not eligible to receive financial
aid. However, as long as they are making Academic Progress based on their GPA (monitored
by the Registrar’s Office), they may enroll in courses at their own expense. To receive
Financial Aid in the future, you will need to either:
A) Take classes at your own expense until you meet the required 67% overall combined
pass rate or;
B) If you had extenuating circumstances as to why you have fallen below the
67%, you can appeal your suspension. For more information regarding the appeal’s process,
Note: Students who are reported as ‘Stopped Attending’ or ‘Never Attended’ before
the census date (typically the first 14 days of the semester) will have their federal
and state financial aid adjusted. This will leave a balance owed to MTSU.