The regulations of Financial Aid programs are very specific, so please review the following:
Enrollment Status Eligibility
Financial aid is initially based on full-time enrollment, and adjusted after registration. You should be aware, however, that your award(s) will be determined based on your confirmed enrollment and attendance/participation status at the end of the official refund period. (Census Date)
|Full-Time||12 or more credits per term||Eligible for 100% of your Pell Grant and other aid as stated on your Financial Aid Award Letter.|
|Three-Quarter Time||9 – 11.99 credits per term||Eligible for approximately 75% of your Pell Grant. Other financial aid may be reduced or cancelled.|
|Half-Time||6 – 8.99 credits per term||Eligible for approximately 50% of your Pell Grant. Other financial aid may be reduced or cancelled.|
|Less than Half-time||1 – 5.99 credits per term||You may be eligible for a Pell Grant. Other financial aid may be cancelled, unless it was awarded specifically for less than half-time enrollment.|
|If your financial aid is reduced and/or cancelled, any charges will become your personal responsibility to be repaid by you.|
- If you have a late-starting class and drop it prior to the census date, your financial aid will be adjusted, and any charges not covered by financial aid will become your personal responsibility.
- Financial Aid funds are awarded under the assumption that you will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the amount awarded.
Refunds for credits dropped or for withdrawal from your courses will be returned to the financial aid programs from which you received assistance, in accordance with Federal regulations and the College Refund Policy, in the following order: Federal loan programs, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), other Title IV Federal programs, State of Michigan programs, private funding, and the student.
Books and Supplies
Any funds on your student account must always first go toward paying your tuition and fees. If a student has remaining funds (credit balance) after all tuition and fees are covered, then a student can use those funds for books and supplies at our Kirtland Bookstore. The final date that students are allowed to use financial aid at the bookstore, for each semester, can be found on the Important Dates page on our website.
If a class is dropped or canceled, students should contact the Bookstore immediately, as the Bookstore may be able to credit your student account for those returned books.
Student Refunds/Overage Checks
Each semester, students that have remaining fund on their account (credit balance), after all tuition, fees, books, and supplies are covered, may be entitled to a refund.
Disbursement dates (the dates Kirtland is expecting your funds) are outlined in your Net Partner account under “Anticipated Disbursements”.
Refunds/overages are outlined on the Student Refunds page on Kirtland’s website.
All students should sign up for Direct Deposit, so refunds can be deposited directly into his/her bank account.