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Enrollment Changes Affect Financial Aid Eligibility

When you change your class schedule, you may be affecting your financial aid award. Your overall package is based on your planned schedule; changes to it must be reported to Student Financing.

Here are three main scenarios where your enrollment and aid package may change:

Adding Classes: If you add one or more classes, your aid may be affected; financial aid funding for additional units is contingent on satisfactory academic progress as well as Federal and state policies.

Dropping below full-time after deadline: If you drop classes after the add/drop deadline, and your resulting academic status is less than full-time, you may only be considered for loans and pro-rated Federal Pell Grants and Cal Grants. Drop below half-time, and you will only be considered for Pell Grants.

Withdrawal: If you choose to withdraw from all classes at any point in a semester, your financial aid eligibility will be reduced, based on your last day of attendance. If you are receiving Federal or state aid, Student Financing will calculate whether any or all of your aid is to be reduced. You also must:

  • Notify your student loan lender(s)
  • Complete your Loan Exit Counseling