Thank you for completing a SMART Check withdrawal counseling. The SMART Check withdrawal counseling contains important information, so here are the highlights of your session which you can print and keep for your records.
Today we covered the 5 major consequences of withdrawing from a course(s).
S SAP Withdrawing will affect Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), jeopardizing financial aid in future terms.
M Money     Withdrawing does not cancel tuition or fees. You are still charged for courses from which you withdraw.
A Academic Record Course withdrawals appear on your academic record and may affect graduate & career opportunities.
R Repay If you withdraw, you may be required to repay a portion of your aid back to the university.
T Time to Degree Withdrawing extends the time and cost of your degree.


  • Federal regulations require the financial aid office to apply reasonable standards for measuring whether you are making progress toward a degree. You must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) or you could lose your eligibility.
  • Undergraduate Students - Degree Works is a new Degree Audit software that provides Wayne State University with three components to assist students and advisors as they work towards graduation. 
  • Graduate students -Degree Audit is a self-service program that helps you evaluate your progress towards completion of your degree program. Visit and log in using your Access ID and Academica password to log in. Find out more information.
  • Declaring a major is important to your academic success. You must be pursuing a degree or eligible program in order to receive financial aid.
  • One important consideration before you withdraw from your course(s) is your enrollment status.  If you do not maintain full time status, you could lose future University Grants, scholarships, or even forfeit a tuition discount on spring and summer courses.
  • If you drop all courses, or attend less than half-time, you will not be eligible for federal loan funds. The grace period on your loans will begin and you will be responsible for loan payments at the end of your grace period. You must repay your loans even if you do not complete your program.
  • If you drop, withdraw or cease attendance in all of your courses, you may be required to repay a portion of the financial aid you have already received. This may create a balance owed to WSU and you may also have a registration hold placed on your account until the balance is paid.
  • Remember that there are limits to how long a student can receive Wayne State University Grants and Scholarships. There are also limits on the Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Stafford Loans.
By completing the SMART Check withdrawal counseling today you acknowledge: 
  • I understand that if I drop, withdraw or cease attendance in all of my courses I may be required to repay a portion of the financial aid that I have already received.  I understand this may create a balance owed to WSU and I will have a registration hold until this balance is paid. I will check Academica to see the status of my current balance. 
  • I understand that I must also withdraw from my courses in Academica or the withdrawal will not be processed.
  • I understand that a withdrawal will not occur unless my instructor(s) approve my request(s). I will receive an email confirmation.
Thank you for taking the time to make a SMART choice.
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