Retaining your financial aid
Award terms and conditions
Maintaining financial aid eligibility is an ongoing process. Not only must you reapply for financial aid every year, but the Financial Aid Office must continually monitor your eligibility. Please review the policies below.
|Satisfactory Academic Progress||Consequences of withdrawing|
You must be admitted and enrolled in a degree or eligible program to remain eligible for financial aid funds.
Enrollment confirmation requirements
Financial aid recipients are expected to attend all courses throughout the semester. Your instructor is required to confirm your participation in class. If your participation in class is not confirmed by your instructor this may affect the amount of financial aid your will receive.
Financial aid for eligible students is not disbursed after the beginning of the semester unless your instructor confirms your course participation. If your participation is not confirmed by the end of the second week of the semester this may affect your aid eligibility and the amount of your federal financial aid may be reduced or canceled.
You may also view your course confirmation status in Academica.
- Click on Student Resources.
- Under Student Records, click on Course Participation Status to see the status of each registered course.
More information about confirmation of participation is available on the Registrar's website.
Enrollment requirements for federal direct loans
You must be registered at least half time at the time we disburse your federal direct loan funds. When reviewing your enrollment for loan purposes, we are required to review real-time enrollment. If your participation in class is not verified by your instructor, your loans may be reduced or canceled.
Enrollment requirements for grants and scholarships
|Fall 2019||Wednesday, September 11, 2019|
|Winter 2020||Friday, January 17, 2020|
|Spring/summer, spring, summer 2020||Tuesday, June 30, 2020|
The Office of Student Financial Aid policy is to freeze enrollment hours after the census date each semester. At the time we freeze enrollment hours, your financial aid credit hours will not be adjusted unless you completely withdraw. Complete withdrawal may result in cancellation of all or a portion of your awards.
|If you increase your enrollment level after the census date:|| |
Your grants will not be increased
|If you decrease your enrollment level after the census date:|| |
Your grants will not be increased
|If you drop all courses:|| |
We are required to reduce your federal aid based on the percentage of the semester that you have completed
Enrollment requirements at census and award eligibility
You must enroll full time to be eligible for the maximum award amounts. If you enroll less than full time, the amount of aid disbursed may be prorated. You must enroll at least half time to receive most types of financial aid.
|Undergraduate Award|| |
(12 + credits)
Less than half time
Federal Pell Grant
|0 or 25% - Depending on your EFC|
|Board of Governors Academic Grant||100%||0||0||0|
|WSU Promise Grant||100%||0||0||0|
|Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)||100%||0||0||0|
Federal financial aid will pay for only one repeat if you have previously earned credit in a course with a passing grade.
- You are only eligible to receive financial aid the first time the course is repeated.
Example: If you are registered for 12 credits, and one of your three-credit courses is a third attempt (after receiving a passing grade in an earlier attempt) your financial aid will be based on nine credits and you will not be able to receive aid based on full-time enrollment.
- A second repeat is counted even if you received an incomplete grade.
|Fall or winter semester|
|Full time||12+ credits||8+ credits||8+||10+ credits|
|¾ Time||9-11 credits||6-7 credits||6-7.99 credits||7.5-9.99 credits|
|Half time||6-8 credits||4-5 credits||4-5.99 credits||5-7.49 credits|
|Less than half time||1-5 credits||1-3 credits||.1-3.99 credits||1-4.99 credits|
Spring and summer semesters
|Full time||12+ credits||2+ credits||2+ credits||5+ credits|
|¾ Time||9-11 credits||1.5-1.99 credits||1.5-1.99 credits||4-4.99 credits|
|Half time||6-8 credits||1-1.49 credits||1-1.49 credits||3-3.99 credits|
|Less than half time||1-5 credits||.01 to .99 credits||.1 to .99 credits||.1-2.99 credits|
|School of Medicine|
|Enrollment status||MD program|
|Full time||24+ credits|
|¾ Time||18-23.99 credits|
|Half time||12-17.99 credits|
|Less than half time||0.10-11.99 credits|
Note: A leave of absence is considered a withdrawal for financial aid purposes and your aid may be reduced or canceled.