Your census date is the point in time that Financial Aid evaluates your official enrollment status for financial aid purposes. The actual time that your census date occurs depends upon your class schedule. Typically at the end of the third of classes for Fall and Spring Semesters and at the end of the first week for Summer sessions.
How Your Enrollment Affects Your Aid
Your awards were originally offered based on full-time enrollment in both the fall and spring semesters. If you register for less than fulltime in either the fall or spring terms, your aid will be prorated based on your lower enrollment status.
Up to your census date for the fall or spring semester, your disbursement amounts will fluctuate according to the number of credits that you are registered for.
Dropping credits after your awards have been disbursed (including direct deposit) may result in a bill. Census enrollment figures will determine your final semester disbursement amount. Adding classes after your census date for the semester, even if they begin before your census date, will not change your prorated award amounts.
If you withdraw from all of your courses in a session or all of your courses in the entire semester, our Withdrawing as a Financial Aid Recipient policy will apply.
Audited courses do not count toward your enrollment status.