A student officially notifies the college of his or her intent to withdraw from all classes. The date of the official notice is considered the last date of attendance and will be the date used for calculating the amount of financial aid to be returned.
A student who receives all grades of "F" at the end of a semester or quit attending their classes is considered unofficially withdrawn. Instructors report the last recorded date of attendance for all students. This will be the date used for calculating the amount of financial aid to be returned to the Federal Government. Students who quit attending or received all grades of "F" or "W" and had financial aid returned to the Federal Government will owe that amount back to Chadron State College.
Meal plans are prorated based upon the number of weeks used.
If you completely withdraw from CSC and you are a financial aid recipient, a portion of your financial aid must be returned to the Department of Education. This is part of the USDE guidelines for the Return of Title IV Funds requirements. Financial Aid recipients officially or unofficially withdrawing from Chadron State College prior to the expiration of 60% of the payment period (semester), the Return of Title IV requirements apply to you. For more information on the Return of Title IV refund policies, please contact us. If you officially or unofficially withdraw after 60% of the payment period you are considered to have earned 100% of your financial aid received.
Refunds of tuition, fees, on-campus room and board charges will be calculated based on the number of days remaining in the semester at the time of the withdrawal. Financial aid refunds received for other educational expenses will be calculated based on the number of days remaining in the term at the time of the withdrawal. Refunded amounts are considered unearned financial aid and must be returned to the appropriate financial aid programs. Students are responsible for returning the amount owed. Failure to repay the amount owed will result in future financial aid ineligiblity and possibly having your account turned over to the United States Department of Education. The refunded amounts will be returned in the following order:
NOTE: If you are a financial aid recipient, both the CSC and Federal Refund policies apply to you. You may end up owing both Chadron State College and the USDE if you officially or unofficially withdraw from Chadron State College. If you end up owing money to the USDE, you may no longer be eligible for future Student Financial Aid at any other institution until this money is returned. If you are planning to completely withdraw, we encourage you to explore your options before making a final determination, to avoid unforeseen consequences.
If you are a financial aid recipient and officially or unofficially withdraw from CSC, you may be eligible for Post Withdrawal of federal aid funds if they have not yet been applied to account as of the day you withdraw. You will be notified by hard copy letter within 30 days from your withdrawal date if you are eligible and any obligations you may have that pertain to those funds not yet disbursed.
As a financial aid recipient who officially or unofficially withdraws from CSC prior to the 60% of the enrollment period, you may be responsible for returning funds to the Federal Government based on the Return of Title IV calculation which is the formula that determines the amount of money to be returned. In addition, you may be required to pay CSC money that CSC had to return on your behalf. You will be notified by hard copy letter within 30 days of your repayment obligations. Repayment obligations must be satisfied within 45 days from the receipt of your notification letter. You will be eligible for financial aid within this 45 day period but eligibility will be discontinued on the 46th day unless the repayment is satisfied. The notification letter provides the terms for satisfying the repayment and the consequences for failing to repay.