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Financial Aid Repayment Obligations

You may be required to repay part or all of your financial aid if:
  • You withdraw (officially, unofficially, or medically) from school or do not complete a semester. Please refer to ISU's refund policies related to "Return of Title IV Funds."
  • You have received your PELL Grant, then never attend a class or drop below the required number of credits for your enrollment status before the Census Date (Census Date: Fall semester, Spring semester, Summer session, or your first day of classes, whichever is later).
  • Your award was made on the basis of inaccurate or incomplete information (financial or otherwise).
  • An error existed in determining your eligibility for aid or the amount of your award.
  • You do not comply with the Students Rights & Responsibilities of financial aid applicants/recipients.

Repayment Obligations

If you do not attend classes, you need to repay all financial aid. If you do not attend, you have not established eligibility for the financial aid you received.

Loan and grant funds used to pay your student fees will be removed from your student account and returned to the federal government, as prescribed by federal financial aid rules.

All financial aid balance must be repaid within 30 days to Idaho State University Student Financial Services Office. The Financial Services Office can be reached at (208) 282-3000.

If you attend classes, the University will calculate your repayment based on federal regulations and requirements.

The repayment calculation is based on the time you attended the program, the withdrawal date, and the type and amount of financial aid you received. The calculations identify the financial aid you earned for the semester and the amount the University and you must return to the Federal Title IV programs.

Refund Amounts

Federal regulations mandate the calculation of the amount Idaho State University must return to Title IV programs when an aid recipient withdraws.

The student may be required to repay ISU for funds the University is required to return to federal financial aid programs in excess of the ISU refund amounts.

The Return of Title IV funds calculation is very complicated and very individualized. The amount required for repayment is generated by the system once the student has withdrawn or drops from classes.

Loan Repayment

For Federal Loans, you will need to complete Exit Counseling if you withdraw or drop below 6 credits (5 credits for graduate students).

You can view ISU’s withdrawal policy for more information.

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