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This page is designed to aid Faculty with Financial Aid related questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Attendance Verification Synopsis: Students must be confirmed attending their courses each term to receive federal aid for their courses. If a student is not confirmed as attending a course, financial aid will not pay to the student’s account. Each instructor will receive an email reminder for this each semester with the deadline listed.

Timeline: Attendance verification can be submitted during the first week of classes by following the instructions below. If this is not done by the published deadline each semester, it will delay a student’s financial aid payment. If a student is late added into a course, their attendance still must be verified using the same process.

Instructions:

1. Log into MyJSU

2. Select “Faculty” tab on the left menu

3. Under Faculty Links, select “Financial Aid Attendance Verification”

4. This will show a list of courses that you are required to submit attendance verification for and a list of students within each course. Select the course you wish to verify attendance for.

5. You will have the option to “Select All”, which will check all students to confirm attendance and you may manually de-select any that have not been attending your course. a. You may also manually check each student, if you prefer.

6. Click “Submit” at the bottom when you have finished.

7. You will receive a green pop-up bar confirming you have completed this.

8. Please repeat these steps for each course you are assigned.

Any issues or questions can be directed to Jessica Wiggins, Director of Financial Aid (jdwiggins@jsu.edu)

Federal Financial Aid:

  • All full term withdrawals from a semester (student initiated* or hardship**) require Financial Aid to perform a calculation (Return to Title IV) to determine how much of the student’s federal aid was earned based on the student’s withdrawal or last attended date.
  • Withdrawing from courses may negatively impact a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress status by decreasing their pace of completion.
    • Students must complete 66.66% of the total credit hours they attempt (cumulative). If there are extenuating circumstances that cause a student to not meet this requirement, they may file an appeal. Documentation of the student’s situation is required for the appeal.
    • Complete Satisfactory Academic Progress policy
  • If a student is considering fully withdrawing from a semester, we recommend that they reach out to Financial Aid to determine the impact of their withdrawal.

Institutional Aid:

  • JSU scholarships are not subject to the calculation of unearned aid. Scholarships will only be adjusted if the student is receiving a tuition refund from their withdrawal and the refund is only comprised of JSU scholarship funds. •
  • For merit scholarships, students must earn 24 credit hours each academic year (fall, spring, summer) to meet the renewal requirements of their scholarship.
    • If there are extenuating circumstances that cause a student to not meet this requirement, they may file an appeal to have their scholarship renewed. Documentation of the student’s situation is required for the appeal. 

A Student Initiated Withdrawal occurs during the period in which a student can withdraw from the term with a grade of W, as noted in the Academic Calendar.

**A Hardship Withdrawal occurs after the period in which a student can withdraw from the term with a grade of W, as noted in the Academic Calendar. Hardship Withdrawals are only considered when there are extenuating circumstances that prevent a student from continuing or completing coursework occurring when it is past the last date to drop or withdraw and incompletes or other arrangements with instructors are not feasible.