Dropping Classes

If you drop classes early enough in the semester to receive an adjustment in tuition, your financial aid may also be adjusted. If you plan on changing your enrolled credit hours, you should contact us to determine the impact on your financial aid. 

Some scholarship and grant programs require continuous full-time enrollment (12 hours undergraduate and 9 hours graduate) each semester. If you are enrolled less than full-time, scholarships and grants may be canceled for the current and future semesters. Check your scholarship renewal requirements in MyUI or refer to information you received from the scholarship provider. 

If your enrollment and tuition charges change, you will also experience a change in the amount of your Federal Pell Grant depending on your enrollment: 6-8 hours (half-time); 9-11 hours (three-quarter time); or 12 or more hours (full-time).

If you drop hours you will still need to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards. Dropping hours while on SAP probation may prevent you from meeting your probation requirements and result in the need to file another SAP appeal.

Adding Classes

Any change to increase hours for financial aid must be done by the Registrar's last day to drop classes in order to affect tuition and fee assessments.

Withdrawing From All Courses

The Office of Student Financial Aid may be required to refund your financial aid or you may be required to repay a portion of your aid if you withdraw from the University.  The Office of Student Financial Aid has up to 45 days to return any unearned Title IV funds.  You will be notified of the results within that timeframe.  For additional information on how a withdrawal may affect current financial aid, view the Federal Return of Title IV Funds Refund Policy.  Please review the University of Iowa Registrar's Office Dates by Session page for more information on withdrawal deadlines.  

Withdrawing can affect your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). If you withdraw while on SAP probation you will not meet your probation requirements and will be ineligible for future financial aid without an accepted SAP appeal.