The census date for the 2017 fall semester is Friday, Jan. 27, 2016.
This is the
date used by the SC4 Financial Aid Office in verifying the number of credit
hours for which you are enrolled. Your federal Pell Grant semester award amount
will be determined based on the number of credit hours for which you are
enrolled. After January 27th, no adjustments (as long as you are
attending your classes) or increases will be made to your Federal Pell Grant.
Pell Grant may be affected if you add/drop/withdraw from classes on or before Jan. 27.
Pell Grant may be affected if you add/drop/withdraw from classes on or before Jan. 27. For example, if you were awarded financial aid based on full-time status
and you are not enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) at the census
date, your Federal Pell Grant will be reduced and your overall financial aid
package may be decreased to match your enrollment status. Keep in mind that
this adjustment could result in you owing a balance to the College. Students
must also remember that federal regulations state that students must attend
each course in order to establish eligibility for federal financial aid (Title
IV funds). Students who do not attend their courses will have their federal aid
If you are enrolled in 16-week classes, then choose to add an additional class
after Jan. 27, your Federal Pell Grant will not be adjusted to pay for this
class and you will be responsible for any additional charges not covered by
your aid package as of Jan. 27. Students who need to withdraw from a course(s) should speak with
a financial aid officer prior to doing so as this action could result in your
financial aid being reduced. Students who completely withdraw from ALL of their
classes may be responsible for returning financial aid they received prior to
withdrawing from school. This determination will be made by the Financial Aid
Office through a process called “Return to Title IV Funds”.
Click here for more information on Return to Title IV funds
enrolled in courses as of the census date, Jan. 27, will have a personal
census date. The personal census date will be the first day the student
registers for the semester; therefore, students will want to maximize their aid
eligibility by enrolling in all of the courses they are planning to take
on that initial personal census date.
Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office at (810) 989-5530.