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Withdrawal / Refund Policy

What Happens to Your Aid If You Drop Out or Withdraw From College

In the event that you drop out or completely withdraw from college, the amount of your financial aid that can be applied to your tuition/fee bill and bookstore charges may be reduced.   Federal regulations require you to attend at least 60% of the semester to ‘earn' 100% of your eligible financial aid.

If you withdraw from BCC before the 60% point in the semester (approximately the 9th week of fall/spring semester classes), the amount of your financial aid will be reduced in proportion to the percentage of the semester attended. f

Example: 

If you attend the first 30 days of a typical 110-day semester, you will be eligible for only 27% of your eligible financial aid (30/110 = 27%).

Possible Consequences of Dropping Out or Withdrawing From College

You could find yourself owing a balance to the College, or if a financial aid disbursement has already been made to you, you may be required to pay back the ‘unearned' portion of your financial aid.  Failure to repay ‘unearned' financial aid can prevent you from receiving future financial aid at any college.

Another possible consequence of dropping out or withdrawing from college is failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.  Classes you start and don't successfully complete will count against you. For additional information, please refer to BCC's ‘Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy' on the reverse.

Save Money, Avoid Future Problems:  Complete an ‘Official' Withdrawal

We recognize that circumstances beyond your control can happen and withdrawing from college may be a necessity.   We urge you to complete BCC's official withdrawal process by contacting the Student Success Center (F-118) or Academic Advising Center (F-117) during the day, or the Registrar's Office (F-111) after 4 p.m.

To avoid future problems, contact the Financial Aid Office for guidance when considering leaving BCC.  Do not just stop attending classes.  Even if your instructors withdraw you from your classes, that is not the same as an ‘official' withdrawal from college.  Students who do not officially withdraw will be responsible for the balance owed BCC after we reduce their aid and repay Federal and State accounts

For more information about Federal and State refund policies for financial aid recipients, contact the Financial Aid Office (F-122; ext 1642).  

Possible Consequences of Dropping Out or Withdrawing From College

You could find yourself owing a balance to the College, or if a financial aid disbursement has already been made to you, you may be required to pay back the ‘unearned' portion of your financial aid

Failure to repay ‘unearned' financial aid can prevent you from receiving future financial aid at any college.

Another possible consequence of dropping out or withdrawing from college is failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.  Classes you start and don't successfully complete will count against you. For additional information, please refer to BCC's ‘Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy' on the reverse.

Save Money, Avoid Future Problems:  Complete an ‘Official' Withdrawal

We recognize that circumstances beyond your control can happen and withdrawing from college may be a necessity.   We urge you to complete BCC's official withdrawal process by contacting the Student Success Center (F-118) or Academic Advising Center (F-117) during the day, or the Registrar's Office (F-111) after 4 p.m.

To avoid future problems, contact the Financial Aid Office for guidance when considering leaving BCC.  Do not just stop attending classes.  Even if your instructors withdraw you from your classes, that is not the same as an ‘official' withdrawal from college.  Students who do not officially withdraw will be responsible for the balance owed BCC after we reduce their aid and repay Federal and State accounts.

For more information about Federal and State refund policies for financial aid recipients, contact the Financial Aid Office (F-122; ext 1642).