Last Date of Attendance Determination
Students who have been paid federal financial aid funds are required to earn these funds by participating in classes. Students who quit participating in all courses prior to the 60% point in the semester, but have already received their federal financial aid disbursement, may have been overpaid. The repayment amount for an overpayment is based upon the number of days in the semester the student has completed and the student’s last date of an academically-related activity. A federally mandated formula is used to calculate the amount of the overpayment.
When determining a last date of attendance and calculating the portion of funds earned by the student, Jefferson College must always use the student’s last date of an academically-related activity as indicated in official attendance records of the College and reported by faculty. In addition, a documented last date of attendance based on an academically-related activity must also be used to determine the portion of aid earned by those students who officially withdraw from courses. Unless the student withdraws from courses on the same day as the student’s last academic activity in his/her coursework, the withdrawal date listed on the student’s withdrawal form will not be used as the student’s last date of attendance.