How Changes in Enrollment Affect Financial Aid
Changes in enrollment status and/or withdrawing from Northeast State can result in a balance owed to Northeast State and a loss of eligibility for Financial Aid. Below is a schedule on how aid will be adjusted based on changes in a student’s enrollment:
General Effects on Financial Aid
Effects on the Tennessee Lottery Scholarship
- Students who drop classes during the first 14 days will have their Federal Pell, Federal SEOG, TSAA, and Lottery Scholarships adjusted based on their enrollment status. Other scholarships and funds may be impacted.
- Any student who drops below 6 credit hours during the first 14 days will have their loan awards cancelled for that term.
- Students must be in attendance at least 60% of the semester to earn 100% of their aid. Any student who totally withdraws or stops attending all their classes without officially withdrawing prior to the 60% point will have their aid adjusted for the semester. This may result in a balance owed to Northeast State.
- Any student who is reported as never attended by their instructors in any classes will have their financial aid adjusted to the number of hours actually attended. This may result in funds being owed to Northeast State and the federal government.
- Withdrawing from or auditing courses can negatively impact your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standing with Northeast State. Please click here to access information pertaining to Northeast State's SAP Standards.
Contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss specific details regarding your lottery scholarship.
- Students who totally withdraw from Northeast State during the first 14 days will have their Lottery Scholarship(s) cancelled for that semester. However, students will not lose future eligibility for the lottery scholarship if they re-enroll within 16 months from their high school graduation date.
- Students who totally withdraw from Northeast State after the first 14 days of a semester will permanently lose future eligibility for their lottery scholarship(s).
- Any student who is enrolled as a full-time student, 12 or more hours, and drops below 12 hours after the first 14 days of a semester will not have adjustments made to their lottery award(s) for the current semester. The student will, however, lose future eligibility for their lottery scholarship(s) unless they submit an appeal to withdraw from class(s) and it has been approved by the Northeast State Institutional Review Panel.
ALWAYS CONTACT THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY DECISIONS TO DROP CLASSES OR WITHDRAW FROM NORTHEAST STATE.