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Financial Aid

Unofficial Withdrawal

An "unofficial" withdrawal occurs when a student fails to attend or ceases attending all classes without submitting a resignation card to the Registrar's Office. Instructors may, but are not required to, administratively "drop" a student who is not attending. It is the student's responsibility to officially "drop" a class or resign from Louisiana Tech. If a student fails to do so, then an "F" or "W" grade will be entered.

At the end of the each quarter a report is produced with a list of students who have not successfully completed any courses (all grades are a combination of "F", "W", "I", "NC", or "I +GRADE"). The student's attendance is reviewed to determine if the Return of Title IV Funds policy must be applied. Please read Unofficial Withdrawal Procedures if you are receiving Federal Financial Aid.

Unofficial Withdrawal Procedures

If a student is receiving Federal Financial Aid and stops attending before completing greater than 60% of the enrollment period, the Financial Aid Office will perform a Return of Title IV Funds calculation to determine the amount of federal aid the student did not earn. The student will be notified by mail of the unearned amounts returned to the financial aid programs. The student will be responsible for reimbursing the University for any funds returned by Tech on his/her behalf. See the schedule of attendance to determine when 100% of Federal Financial is considered earned.

Until the student's debt is paid, he or she cannot register for classes in future quarters and/or have their official academic transcripts released.

Students must complete an exit interview which outlines rights and responsibilities in repaying their student loan if they have received Federal Perkins loans or Federal Stafford loans during their attendance at Louisiana Tech.

The University will report a student's withdrawal (official or unofficial) to the lender/guaranty agency. The student may receive further information from their student loan lender regarding repayment of the loan, and may be required by the lender to immediately repay additional unearned amounts due to the lender.


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