STUDENTS: It is your responsibility to contact the NPC Financial Aid Office when changes are made to your class schedule to avoid any financial aid overpayment charges.
In accordance with federal regulations, the NPC Financial Aid Office will recalculate federal, state and institutional student aid awards based on the student's enrollment status as of the published Census Date (Count Day) in the NPC Catalog, typically the end of the 10th day of class for both fall and spring terms. The Census Date for the summer semester enrollment will vary based on the length of the course(s) taken.
Generally, this policy typically coincides with the end of the drop/add period for each semester. All federal, state and institutional aid will be based upon the Census Date enrollment status.
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- After the Census Date, students cannot request changes to the Federal Pell Grant.
- Eligibility for federal programs may be affected by schedule changes after the Census Date for students in courses starting after the Census Date or those who have had FAFSA information or corrections submitted after the Census Date. Certain restrictions apply to Late Starting Classes.
- If you drop credits prior to the 10th day of class (the Census Date), you may be required to repay some or all of your aid that was disbursed to you, if you do not, at that time, meet the enrollment requirements for the types of aid you have been awarded.
- If you add credits after the 10th day of class (the Census Date), you may not be eligible to receive additional financial aid.
- The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is not able to adjust all types of aid after the Census Date, but will work with special situations on an individual basis. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office before adding courses after the Census Date that would affect enrollment level (example: moving from half- to three-quarter time, etc.).
Always contact NPC Financial Aid right away when there are changes to your enrollment or class schedule.
Financial Aid will inform you about any amount you are required to repay. You are required to register for courses that are eligible for federal funding. Any ineligible course(s) will NOT be funded and/or considered as replacements for original course(s) for which you received funding.
You may owe money back if:
- You registered for NPC classes but never attended. If your instructor reports your attendance as a "no show," your financial aid award will be adjusted and you will be billed for any funds owed.
- You withdraw from all your classes. You should contact the Financial Aid Office right away! The Census Date policy does not apply to students who withdraw from all courses. Students who completely unofficially or officially withdraw from NPC will have their financial aid recalculated by using federal, state and institutional refund policies. (See the "Complete Withdrawal From All Classes" policy in the NPC College Catalog for more information.)
- You were dropped from a class but were still attending. Contact the Records & Registration Office right away to find out why you were dropped and for further instructions on what you need to do next.
- Your course was canceled by NPC after your received an award? Your financial aid award will be reduced and you will be billed. To avoid any billing, you can add another financial aid-eligible course for the same number of credit hours to replace the canceled course.
- Does my funding increase if I add another course after I received my refund check? Courses added before the census date or that start after the census date may result in an increased financial aid award. Standard semester-length courses added after the census date will not increase a student’s financial aid award.
You can exchange one class for another if:
- You contact the Financial Aid office FIRST to make sure the new course meets the same funding requirements as the old one.
- You add a class that has the SAME number of credit hours as the one you are dropping.
- You make the change BEFORE the first day of the semester.
- You drop/add a class before the last day to "withdraw without a 'W' on your transcript" deadline. (See academic calendar for date.)