We encourage students to contact Student Financial Services prior to withdrawing so they can understand the financial impact of their decision. In circumstances where the refund calculation (see below for more information) requires that Emmanuel College return unearned funds to the federal government, the student may still owe a balance to Emmanuel.
Eligibility for Financial Aid:
When the student’s official date of withdrawal* falls between the first day of classes and the 60% point of the term, financial aid is adjusted as follows:
· Emmanuel College Grants & Scholarships: are prorated to match the withdrawal policy. For example, if you are responsible for 50% of charges, you will receive 50% of Emmanuel-funded grants and scholarships.
· Federal Financial Aid: Federal Title IV financial aid (Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) is pro-rated based on the percentage of time enrolled at the College. For example, if you completed 30% the semester, you are eligible to receive 30% of the federal financial aid you were originally scheduled to receive. When funds are required to be returned, they are returned in the following order: Unsubsidized Direct Loans, Subsidized Direct Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grants, FSEOG, TEACH Grants, Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grants. Federal funds are returned within 45 days of the student’s official date of withdrawal. If the student is eligible to receive a disbursement of federal funds after withdrawal (post-withdrawal disbursement), the student will be notified of their eligibility for these funds via Emmanuel email and the funds will be disbursed within 30 days of withdrawal; the funds will not be disbursed for students who decline the post-withdrawal disbursement.
· Other Sources of Financial Aid: State and private financial assistance is adjusted based on the requirements of the fund provider.
· Military Tuition Assistance: For students receiving military tuition assistance, visit our Veterans Education Benefits page for more information on the financial impact of withdrawing.
*Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal, to officially withdraw from the College, please complete a withdrawal form. For students who do not officially withdraw from the College, the withdrawal date is based on the date of the student’s last academically related activity. The official withdrawal date is determined by the Registrar’s Office.
Next Steps for Student Loan Repayment:
All student loan borrowers are required to complete exit counseling prior to withdrawing, dropping below half-time status or graduating. Exit counseling will provide you with your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower and prepare you for repayment. For more information please contact Student Financial Services at 617-735-9938 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Loans will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.
- Most loans are deferred (repayments not required) for six months after you are no longer enrolled in school at least half-time. Check with your lender for your specific deferment period – also referred to as grace period.
- Federal student loans have payment options developed to help students in all financial situations. Your loan servicer will handle the billing as well as work with you on repayment options. To learn more loan servicers visit https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/repayment/servicers. Click here to learn about the different repayment options.