Payment period – the total number of calendar days that a student is scheduled to complete prior to ceasing attendance, including breaks in enrollment of less than five days.Note: During fall or spring semester, the entire semester is usually the payment period.
Module – a course that does not span the entire payment period.
Withdrawal – a student is considered to have withdrawn if the student does not complete all the days in the payment period that the student was scheduled to complete prior to ceasing attendance.
Payment period completed – the total number of calendar days within the payment period that a student completed prior to ceasing attendance, including breaks in enrollment of less than five days.
Percentage of the payment period completed – 'payment period completed' divided by 'payment period'.
Academically-related activity – examples include: taking an exam, interactive tutorial, online instruction (not just logging on), submitting an assignment, or attending a study group assigned by the College, etc. Academic counseling and academic advising are not considered academically-related activities.
When a student withdraws, ceases attending, or is administratively withdrawn during a semester, the College is required by Federal regulation to determine the amount of Title IV grant or loan assistance (Federal Pell, FSEOG, Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan) that the student earned as of the student's withdrawal date. The unearned portion of the Title IV aid must be returned to the appropriate Title IV program(s).