Kalamazoo Valley Community College

 Class Attendance CLASS ATTENDANCE

What happens if I never attend/start a class?
Your non-attendance will be reported and may result in a loss or reduction of financial aid eligibility, which could result in you owing the College and/or federal government money.

What happens if I drop or withdraw from a class?
Your financial aid eligibility will be reviewed which may result in an overpayment owed to the College, and may affect you receiving financial aid in future semesters.

What happens if I withdraw from all my classes, or stop attending all my classes?
If you are a recipient of federal student aid and you stop attending or withdraw from all your classes within a semester on or prior to the 60% point of the semester, an overpayment will occur.  The College will bill you for the overpayment amount.  Your financial aid eligibility will be suspended and a Registration/Records hold will be in effect until the overpayment amount is paid in full.

Federal regulations require class attendance.  To comply with this federal requirement, instructors will be monitoring and reporting your attendance status.  Federal aid recipients reported as not attending will be administratively dropped from those classes.  In turn, your financial aid award will be reviewed to determine if the reduced number of credit hours will impact your financial aid eligibility.  If an adjustment is required, the aid office will revise your award and notify you of this action.  This could result in you owing the College money.

Dropping or withdrawing from classes and/or not ever starting a class, may result in a loss or reduction of financial aid eligibility, which could result in an overpayment owed to the College and/or Federal Government.  Students are required to pay overpayment amounts in a timely manner.  In particular, if you are a recipient of federal student aid and you withdraw from all your classes within a semester on or prior to the 60% point of the semester, an overpayment will occur.  The College will bill you for the overpayment amount.  Your financial aid eligibility will be suspended and a Registration/Records hold will be in effect until the overpayment amount is paid in full.

STANDARDS OF SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS:

Students must meet KVCC's established Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress to maintain eligibility for financial aid. Students who attend KVCC must complete: 75% of the minimum credit hours required by the enrollment status used to determine the financial aid award with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress also requires that financial aid recipients complete their Associate Degree or Certificate within the time frame which, by federal regulation, is 150% of the published length of the program; which is 93 credit hours. This also includes course work attempted and transfer credits.

 Please refer to the KVCC Student Consumer Guide for detailed information about KVCC's Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress.