Losing Financial Aid Eligibility

By accepting state and federal aid, you are obligated to comply with all rules and regulations that govern these programs. It is your responsibility to be familiar with financial aid eligibility requirements and to immediately correct any compliance issues or risk losing financial aid.

Actions that May Affect Eligibility

Many actions may cause you to lose eligibility, even after the semester begins. These include but are not limited to:

  • Changes in your course registration by dropping classes
  • Program changes
  • Transferring credits from other colleges
  • Student loan defaults
  • Academic progress
  • Taking courses that are not degree/program requirements of your program of study
  • Withdrawing before financial aid eligibility is determined
  • Withdrawing or ceasing attendance in all classes prior to completing 60% of the semester
  • Felony conviction of possession or sale of illegal drugs while receiving federal financial aid

Remedial Requirements

  • Once a student has attempted 30 remedial hours, additional remedial hours can no longer be counted in the student's enrollment status. It is important to complete remedial requirements within a reasonable time frame. The College requires students to complete remedial requirements within two full-time equivalent semesters.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility, or how certain actions might affect your eligibility (e.g. dropping a class), contact the Educational Planning Center (EPC), immediately at 607-962-9875 or eacenter@corning-cc.edu. Once the semester begins, you are accountable for tuition and fees according to the CCC Tuition Refund Policy even if your financial aid eligibility changes.