Western Kentucky University

Student Financial Assistance

Keeping Financial Aid

 

We want you to receive full benefit from your financial aid each semester and be eligible for aid each year. Understanding the guidelines for aid sources and responsibilities for aid recipients is important to ensure on-going financial assistance.


ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY

Matriculated students, those enrolled in a degree program, are eligible for financial aid. Unless otherwise noted, students must be registered at least  half-time (6 credit hours each semester) to be eligible to receive aid. Some aid programs are available only to students who are full-time (12 or more credit hours each semester).   Also, students must be registered for 6 credit hours during the summer to receive summer financial aid. Audited courses do no count toward enrollment for financial aid and scholarships.

Dropping classes or withdrawing from the university can significantly affect a student's aid eligibility.  Federal aid recipients are subject to refund and repayment obligations that may differ from university withdrawal policies.  Generally, financial aid recipients whose class load changes during the semester's drop/add period will have their aid prorated. A student may also be required to repay all or a portion of the aid received depending upon the point of withdrawal. Finally, review how dropping or withdrawing from classes can impact next year's aid through the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) review.

Federal Pell Grants are awarded to less than half time students (less than 6 credit hours each semester) if the student is eligible for payment per the Pell Grant payment schedule.

Federal Pell Grants and KHEAA's CAP Grants are reviewed after the drop/add period and are adjusted to reflect the enrollment status at that time.  The reduction in grants may be greater than the adjustment of tuition and fees.  A student may be responsible for returning the difference to the business office.


WITHDRAWING FROM THE UNIVERSITY OR UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Withdrawing from the university can significantly affect a student's aid eligibility.  Federal aid recipients are subject to refund and repayment obligations that may differ from university withdrawal policies.  Generally, financial aid recipients whose class load changes during the semester's drop/add period will have their aid prorated. A student may also be required to repay all or a portion of the aid received depending upon the point of withdrawal. Finally, review how dropping or withdrawing from classes can impact next year's aid through the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) review.

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

 

Return of Title IV Funds Policy

 

 

 Last Modified 7/22/13