The personnel in the Graduate Programs Office are available to assist you with questions regarding financial affairs by contacting them at:
Graduate Programs Fees & Tuition
Drury University Refund Policy
Graduate Programs Drop/Add Deadlines
Dropping a Course
Return of Federal Funds Policy
Definition of Graduate Course Load as It Relates to Financial Aid Eligibility
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Non-attendance does not constitute a "drop" from a class. Any changes in course selections must be made by filling out a "Drop/Add" form. Online classes must be dropped by filling out and submitting the Online Drop Form.
Based on the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act enacted October 1998:
When withdrawing or dropping graduate courses, the student should officially notify the graduate programs office. The Financial Aid Office then recalculates federal* financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw, drop out, are dismissed, or take a leave of absence (and do not return) prior to completing 60 percent of a semester.
Recalculation is based on the percent of earned aid using the following formula:
Percent earned = Number of days completed up to the withdrawal date/total days in the semester.
Federal financial aid is returned to the federal government based on the percent of unearned aid using the following formula:
Aid to be returned = (100% minus percent earned) X the amount of aid disbursed toward institutional charges.
When aid is returned, the student may owe a debit balance to the university. The student should contact the financial services office to make arrangements to pay the balance.
*Federal financial aid includes the Federal Pell Grant, SEOG Grant, Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loan, and Parent PLUS Loan.
All tuition and fees are due and payable the first day of classes. Financial deferments may be made through the Business Office, but in no case will the deferment extend beyond 60 days after the first day of classes. The deferred payment fee is $20.
Students must be fully admitted to a program before they can receive financial aid.
Loan funds: The Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) is available for qualified graduate students. Information regarding these loans may be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office.
Veterans: Students eligible under the G.I. Bill can receive benefits for graduate study. The office of the Veterans Administration counselor is on campus in Bay Hall, Room 115. Contact that office with questions pertaining to your eligibility.
Students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for the Federal Family Education Loan Program.
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Students may be eligible to receive educational assistance under a number of programs offered by the Veterans Administration. Programs
include the G.I. Bill, Selected Reserve, Survivors and Dependents Benefits, and Vocational Rehabilitation. Contact the VA Representative available on the Drury campus to help determine your eligibility and establish your benefits.
Note to Students Receiving VA Educational Benefits
Veterans or eligible people must be formally admitted during the first semester enrolled and must maintain a 2.0 GPA for all courses counted toward graduation. If at any time a veteran's or eligible student's GPA falls below 2.0 , they will be placed on scholastic probation for one semester. If at the end of that semester the veteran or eligible student has brought their GPA to 2.0 or better, they will no longer be on scholastic probation.
In the event that after the probationary period, the veteran or eligible student did not bring their GPA to 2.0 or better, they will be discontinued from receiving further educational benefits from the Veterans' Administration. The only exception to this rule is: If, after being placed on scholastic probation, the veteran or eligible student achieves a 2.0 GPA for the probationary period, but have not raised their GPA total to 2.0 or better, they will be allowed to continue as long as they can achieve a 2.0 average per semester (except when the veteran or eligible student cannot graduate in the 124 semester hours period with a 2.0 GPA , or better).
Punitive (Failing) Grade: A grade assigned for pursuit of a course which indicated unacceptable course work and no credit granted toward graduation for that pursuit. Although this type of grade results in no credit, it is distinguished from a non-punitive grade by the fact that it is considered in determining overall progress toward graduation, in that penalty is exacted on school graduation requirement, such as grade point average (GPA).
Drop-add period: If an eligible veteran or person withdraws from a course after the drop-add period, receives a non-punitive grade for that course and mitigating circumstances are not found, benefits for that course will be terminated effective the first date of enrollment.
Repeating a Course: Veterans may repeat a course that has been failed providing the course is required for graduation. Veterans may not repeat courses to raise their GPAs. A course also may be repeated if it becomes necessary to raise the GPA in order to meet minimum requirements of the department. Exceptions to this should be referred to the VA representative.
The VA representative must be notified if an eligible veteran or person has any changes in enrollment status during a certified period of enrollment.