Withdrawal Policy and Financial Aid Funds

Financial aid is awarded to a student under the assumption the student will complete the entire semester for which the aid was awarded. If a student withdraws before the 60% (as measured in calendar days) of the semester, the student may no longer be eligible for the full disbursement of Title IV aid and other financial aid awarded.

A student should review on PAWS the calculations of the student unearned aid due by the school and the unearned aid due by the student to the Department of Education or other agencies. Savannah State University will attempt to notify the student no later than 30 days from the official withdrawal date (or the date the last date of attendance was determine for unofficial withdrawals) to return its share of the student's unearned aid and the student has 45 days from the notification date to return their portion.

If a student does not begin the withdrawal process or otherwise notify the university of his/her intent to withdraw, the withdrawal date will be the midpoint of the payment period for which Student Financial Aid Program assistance was disbursed or a later date documented by the university.

A student that has not completed the verification process as of the withdrawal date, will be ineligible to receive any financial aid credit to their account. Additional Title IV funds will end if the student fails to repay his/her portion of unearned Title IV funds within the proper time frame.

The refund amount returned to Student Financial Aid programs will be distributed in the following order: Federal Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan, Federal Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan, Federal PLUS Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, and FSEOG.