Search by Category

Campus Services
Can't find what you need?
Contact Us
Knowledge Base  

What Happens to My Financial Aid When I Drop From Some, but Not All of My Classes?

« Go Back


Functional GroupFinancial Aid
In short, when you drop from some, but not all of your classes, your financial aid can be affected depending on:
1. what sessions you are currently enrolled in (i.e., A, B or C) 
2. the date you drop
3. how many credit hours you are dropping

Please note: Your enrollment affects your financial aid disbursement.  

Some awards fluctuate until your census date. Your census date is the point in time that Financial Aid and Scholarship Services evaluates your official enrollment status for financial aid disbursement. The actual time that your census date occurs depends upon your class schedule. See the Financial Aid Calendar for census dates for sessions A, B and C.

If you are considering dropping from a class or withdrawing, we recommend you consult with a financial aid counselor to discuss your options. The financial aid funds you received for that semester were based on the amount of credits you were enrolled in at the time of disbursement. Should your credits decrease, you may have to repay some of your financial aid funds. Use our calculator to see if your decision will result in a bill, and get an estimate of how much you could be required to repay.

If you withdraw from all of your courses in a session or semester, our Withdrawing as a Financial Aid Recipient policy will apply.

Need additional help? Access 24/7 live chat, create a case from My ASU Service Center or call 855-278-5080.

Related Articles:


Was this article helpful?