If you are receiving federal or state financial aid funds and then withdraw from ALL of your classes, you may have to repay some of the funds you received and refund the government.
Before you withdraw from all your classes, we recommend making an appointment with our Financial Aid Office so you completely understand what will happen if you do withdraw. Please also view the refund policy on Enrollment Fees and Non-resident Tuition in LASC'S College Catalog or Schedule of Classes before withdrawing. We also recommend talking with your academic counselor before withdrawing to discuss possible options.
If you are receiving federal financial aid funds and need to withdraw from LASC within the first 60% of the term, you are subject to Return to Title IV Refund Regulations. This means LASC’s Financial Aid Office will calculate the amount of federal funds you earned up to the point of your withdrawal and send you a bill for the amount. You will need to repay any federal grant and loan funds you have received but haven’t earned. Earning your funds is contracted under the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy you agreed to upon accepting the funding.
If needed, please refer to the Responsibilities When Applying for Financial Aid that you agreed to before accepting your financial aid funds.
Failure to repay these funds will result in the denial of future federal and state financial aid from all colleges.
If you attempt to get financial aid by fraud, you will be suspended from financial aid for unsatisfactory conduct. LASC may report these instances to local law enforcement agencies, to the California Student Aid Commission, to the Office of Inspector General, and to the Federal Government.