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.
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.