23 NSU STUDENT HANDBOOK 2023-24 Can I withdraw from all classes after the 70% completion point in the semester? No, unless there are extenuating circumstances. In such a case a Petition for late drop-withdrawal may be filed by the student. These must be submitted within 30 days from the end of the term. What happens if I don’t complete the steps to withdraw, don’t attend enough classes, stop attending classes, and receive all failing grades? This is considered an unofficial withdrawal. The last day of academically related activity will be used to determine the amount of federal financial assistance that must be returned. *Financial Aid may reduce the aid if there are any courses that the student never attended. Courses that the student attended are counted in the refund calculation. If the student stopped attending classes prior to the 60% point of the term, the student will be billed for the outstanding charges as a result of the Return to Title IV funds. * Academically related activities include but are not limited to: • Physically attending a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and student • Submitting an academic assignment • Taking an exam, an interactive tutorial or computer-assisted instruction • Attending a study group that is assigned by the program, school, or institution • Participating in an online discussion about academic matters • Initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject It is very important for students to attend/participate in their classes to “earn” financial aid and to earn academic credits. If a student needs to stop attending, it is important to take the proper steps to withdraw by the deadline to avoid failing grades. If proper steps are not taken, the student may be required to pay back aid, depending on the last date of attendance.