Class Attendance

Financial Aid Eligibility

To be eligible for financial aid, students must begin and continue attending their classes. Failure to do so may make the student ineligible for some or all of the financial aid awarded for the current semester. Students who do not begin or no longer attend class should formally drop their classes. Students who choose not to attend their classes are still responsible for all tuition and fees assessed and will also be responsible for repaying any financial aid funding disbursed based on their anticipated enrollment/attendance.

Never Attended

Since student success depends on regular class attendance and active engagement, Henry Ford College requires students to actively participate in their learning.

Students will have demonstrated active engagement and participation in their learning, avoiding the Never Attended (NA) designation, if they have completed one of the following prior to the published NA deadline:

  • For face-to-face courses: Attended at least one full class session.
  • For Live Without the Drive (LWD) or synchronous hybrid courses: Attended one full class session (that may require on-camera presence) and/or completed one specified online assignment to be determined by the instructor.
  • For asynchronous online or hybrid courses: Completed one specified online assignment to be determined by the instructor.

Not attending classes because a student has not yet received a financial aid award letter is not a valid excuse to relieve a student of these financial responsibilities. Financial aid recipients who stop attending school may owe a Federal Overpayment back to the programs for unearned portions of financial aid received. If a student owes such an overpayment, he or she will be notified by the HFC Office of Financial Aid and must repay the funds in full. Please see the Return to Title IV (Federal) Policy for specific information.