Western Kentucky University

Student Financial Assistance

FAQs About Maintaining Financial Aid Eligibility

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What is the difference between "dropping" and "withdrawing" from a class?
Students may adjust their schedule (add/drop classes) through the 100% tuition refund period.  If you change your schedule during this period, you are adding and/or dropping classes and there is no academic or financial aid penalty. At the end of the refund period each semester, your schedule is locked and you are required to earn a certain minimum of those credit hours, as detailed in the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. Generally, your semester award will not be adjusted up or down.
How does my academic performance affect my financial aid?
According to federal regulations, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to continue receiving financial aid. Failure to earn certain minimum credit hours and/or grade point averages can cause a student to lose financial aid eligibility. For more information, please read the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
 Last Modified 7/22/13