How Withdrawing Affects Your Financial Aid

Financial aid is typically applied to your student account at the beginning of each semester with the assumption that you will remain enrolled for the entire term. If you withdraw from all of your courses before completing at least 60 percent of a semester, you may become ineligible for a substantial portion of the aid you were awarded for that term.

In addition, withdrawing could also affect your eligibility for aid received from the MD State Scholarship Commission, UMBC merit scholarships and awards from private donors.

Withdrawing from classes will also affect your progression towards degree completion – the cumulative number of credits you have attempted compared to the number of credits you have earned. For additional information about how withdrawing can affect your academic progression, please review the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) procedure.

Students who do not officially withdraw by the deadlines may be asked to complete the Certification of Enrollment form to prove attendance in a course. Instructions on how to complete the form and where to send it are included on the form itself. Please only complete and return this form if asked.