Instructors are required to report each term whether or not a student has started a course. If a student does not start a course, that course must be taken out of consideration for federal financial aid. The federal aid for the term will be recalculated excluding that course. Depending on the remaining hours of registration, students may have their aid partially reduced or fully canceled. Students may also be subject to federal aid return calculations.
Students who do not attend and will not be participating in a course should drop the class prior to the start of the term (or, at the very least, within the 100% refund period) to avoid financial aid recalculation.