Federal Refund Requirements
Students who receive federal financial aid and then withdraw from ALL classes may have to repay some of the federal funds they received.
All students receiving federal aid funds who withdraw from the institution in the first 60% of the term are subject to Refund Regulations. The Financial Aid Office will calculate the amount of federal funds earned up to the point of withdrawal and students will be billed and must repay any federal grant funds received but not earned. Failure to repay these funds will result in the denial of future federal financial aid from all college.
It is advised that you contact the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from all of your classes so you understand the results of your actions. For the refund policy on enrollment fees and non-resident tuition, please see the College Schedule of Classes or the College Catalog.
Students must take responsibility for:
- Reviewing and considering all information about the Los Angeles Community College District academic programs before they enroll.
- Completing all the applications forms ACCURATELY AND COMPLETELY and submitting them to the right place on time. If this is not done, aid could be delayed for months since errors cause misunderstanding and misrepresentation of information provided.
Errors must be corrected before any financial aid can be received. Intentional misreporting of information on application forms for federal financial aid is a violation of the law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under the U.S. Criminal Code, and subjects the student’s application to denial. Additionally, regulations require that all cases of suspected fraud emanating from misrepresentation, be reported to the Office of the Inspector General.
- Promptly returning all additional documentation, verification, corrections and/or new information requested by either the Financial Aid Office or the agency or agencies to which an application was submitted.
- Reading and understanding all forms that the student is asked to sign.
- Notifying the lender (if the student has a loan) of changes in name, address, or school status.
- Performing the work that is agreed upon in accepting a college work study award.
- Knowing and complying with the deadlines for application or reapplication for aid.
- Knowing and complying with the Los Angeles Community College District’s Refund/Repayment Policy.
- Repaying financial aid funds if it is determined that the student was ineligible to receive the funds.
A student who attempts to obtain financial aid by fraud will be suspended from financial aid for unsatisfactory conduct. The college may report such instances to local law enforcement agencies, to the California Student Aid Commission, and to the Federal Government.