Students receiving Federal and University Aid are subject to a Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD) for each semester aid is received. The FADD is normally the end of the 23th day of the semester or when it is determined the student has a valid FAFSA, whichever is later. The Financial Aid Office determines the student’s official registration as of the student’s FADD. This measurement is an automatic process. Students who are not registered at this time are not eligible for Federal or University Aid.

Dropping Classes Before the FADD

Students who completely withdraw from classes any time before midnight on the FADD of the semester:

  • University grants will be cancelled, and the student will be required to return all funds.
  • Pell Grant and Direct Student Loans will be evaluated to determine how much the student is required to repay.

Students enrolled in less than the required credits for a full award as of midnight on the FADD and have the following aid awarded:

  • BYU-Idaho Grants: the entire amount of grant(s) will be cancelled, and the student is required to return all funds.
  • Pell Grant: some Pell Grant may be returned/prorated depending on the student’s change in program applicable credits.
  • Direct Student Loan: already disbursed loans will not be returned. Undisbursed loans may be prorated/cancelled depending on the student’s change in program applicable credits.

NOTE: Students must be registered for Second Block classes by the FADD for their total credits to count toward their financial aid. Waitlisted or audited classes do NOT count.

Dropping Classes After the FADD

  • Students who completely withdraw or reduce their credits after the FADD will not be required to return BYU-Idaho Grants.
  • Students who completely withdraw or reduce their credits after the FADD will have their Pell Grant and Direct Student Loans evaluated to determine how much they are required to repay. Withdrawn courses will be checked for participation.
  • Students who fail all courses (with “F” or “UW” grades) in a semester will be checked for participation and may be required to return all or a portion of the funds to the university.
  • Students who drop any or all their semester classes after the FADD willreceive "W" grades on their transcript. · Withdrawing from classes after FADD can negatively impact a student’s SAP status, potentially making them ineligible for future Federal and University Aid.