Dropped Course/Withdrawals

  1. I dropped a course will this affect my financial aid?
  2. If I am dropped from my classes for non-payment, do I still need to officially withdraw from the University?
  3. If my fees are not paid by the Fee Payment due date, will my classes be dropped?
  4. I withdrew from the University will I get a refund?
  5. How much will I have to repay when I withdraw from school?
  6. How will my tuition balance be affected if I drop or withdraw from a course?


I dropped a course will this affect my financial aid?

If you withdraw from school prior to completing over 60% of a term, you may be required to repay a portion of the federal financial aid that you received for that term. A pro rata schedule is used to determine the amount of federal student aid funds you will have earned at the time of withdrawal. 

Federal aid includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, National SMART Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan, and Federal PLUS Loan.

To view the entire policy, Dropping Students for Non-Payment Policy.

We recommend that you try to complete one class, if possible, to avoid any financial hardship imposed by this new regulation. However, if you have to withdraw, it is important that you understand your financial obligations.


If I am dropped from my classes for non-payment, do I still need to officially withdraw from the University?

If you are dropped from enrollment or if you do not plan to attend the University after you have registered for classes, you must officially withdraw from the University with the Registrar’s office. More information about refunds can be found at http://www.pvamu.edu/pages/3529.asp.


If my fees are not paid by the Fee Payment due date, will my classes be dropped?

When the Texas Legislature established the installment payment plan for the student tuition and fees, it also established penalties for the nonpayment of fees.  The law states:

“A student who fails to make full payment of tuition and fees, including any incidental fees, by the due date may be prohibited from registering for classes until full payment is made.  A student who fails to make payment prior to the end of the semester may be denied credit for the work done that semester.”

UNPAID OBLIGATIONS

Students who do not fulfill their financial obligations when due are subject to the following actions by the University:

  • Summer 2011 Class Cancellation - July 6, 2011 is the due date for all students who registered for classes on April 12 – July 6, 2011.  July 12, 2011 is the due date for all students who registered or added classes between July 7 – 12, 2011.  Due date is July 27, 2011 for all students that were allowed by the Registrar/ Advisor / Provost to register or who were reinstated between July 13, 2011 and July 27, 2011.  If your classes are cancelled you will lose your seat in the class and you will have to reregister for your courses.  Tuition and fees must be paid the same day you reregister for classes or your classes will be canceled again.  A late fee of $25.00 will also be assessed to your account when you reregister.

  • On Campus students will be required to pay a prorated portion of the board and laundry charges if dropped from enrollment for non-payment of fees.

  • Registration and transcript holds will be placed for past due balance accounts. Holds will not be released until balances are paid in full.

  • If reinstatement is granted, there will be a $200.00 fee assessed to your account for Summer and Fall 2011.

If you are dropped from enrollment or if you do not plan to attend the University after you have registered for classes, you must officially withdraw from the University with the Registrar’s office by May 31, 2011, for Summer I, July 5 for Summer II and August 26, 2011, for Fall 2011 or be held responsible for any charges or Financial Aid posted to your account.

  • All checks accepted by the university must clear the bank on which they are drawn. Students who write checks that do not clear the bank will be required to pay a return check fee of $25.00.

No personal checks will be accepted on past due balances.

2011-2012 Financial Aid Deadlines may be viewed here.

If you have any additional questions you can contact Treasury Services at 936-261-1890

I withdrew from the University will I get a refund?

According to Texas Education Code §54.006, the following refund schedule applies without exception, to tuition & required fees if a student withdraws from the University:  This also means if you drop a class after classes begin you will owe the University for tuition and required fees for the course(s) dropped.

 

Fall, Spring, and Ten Week Summer Term:

Prior to the first class day 100 % (No tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
During the first five class days 80 % (20% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
During the second five class days 70 % (30% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
During the third five class days 50 % (50% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
During the fourth five class days 25 % (75% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
After the fourth five class days  None (100% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)

Three and Five Week Summer Term:    

Prior to the first class day 100% (No tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
During the first class day 80% ( 20% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
During the second class day 50% (50% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
During the third class day and thereafter None (100% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)

Students utilizing meal or laundry services prior to 1st day of class will be billed for services rendered if they withdraw prior to the 1st day of class.

Laundry:

Laundry fee refunds will be prorated on a weekly basis.

Food Service Refund:

Payments made for board will be refunded in full to students who officially withdraw before the first day of official registration for that term. Refunds of actual payment on or after the first day of official registration will be prorated on a daily basis less an early withdrawal fee of ten (10) percent of the semester rate.


How much will I have to repay when I withdraw from school?

The amount of repayment depends upon the number of days that you attend school in the term, the type of financial aid that you received, and whether or not Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) refunds your tuition and fees. The portion of the term that you do not attend represents the portion of aid that is determined to be unearned. If you are receiving loans only and PVAMU refunds the full amount of your tuition and fees, you will only be required to repay your loans in accordance with the regular repayment schedule. All other students who withdraw prior to completing over 60% of a term must repay a portion of their federal financial aid.


How will my tuition balance be affected if I drop or withdraw from a course?

Fall, Spring, and Ten Week Summer Term:

Prior to the first class day 100 % (No tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
During the first five class days 80 % (20% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
During the second five class days 70 % (30% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
During the third five class days 50 % (50% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
During the fourth five class days 25 % (75% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
After the fourth five class days  None (100% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)

Three and Five Week Summer Term:    

Prior to the first class day 100% (No tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
During the first class day 80% ( 20% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
During the second class day 50% (50% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)
During the third class day and thereafter None (100% of tuition & required fees will be due to the University)

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