Return of Federal Aid Policy

There are federal regulations pertaining to recipients of financial aid funds who withdraw from school. They require the school, and sometimes the student, to repay some or all of the financial aid that was received. When these regulations require a larger repayment to federal funding sources than the amount specified by the school’s refund policy, the student will be responsible for the difference.


These “return of funds” regulations apply only if you withdraw before completing at least 60 percent of the term. However, even if you complete 60 percent of the term, you will still be subject to repaying any loans received according to the terms of the promissory note.


If you leave school during the semester without officially withdrawing, we will attempt to verify your last day of class attendance. We will then determine how much aid is to be repaid based on the documentation we receive from
your instructor(s).


You must repay the required amount during the term in which you withdraw. Students failing to repay the required amount will have a hold placed on their records and will not be eligible to re-enroll at any CUNY college until repayment occurs.