Effective Spring 2017 a NEW POLICY - students will now have more flexibility to register for accelerated courses and receive Federal Pell Grant if eligible. Chesapeake College will institute a student specific lock date based on the student's last class. Students will earn their aid as the course(s) begin but if they withdraw prior to the last class date or register for an accelerated session, all aid is reviewed and adjusted up or down accordingly. Students should plan their course selections carefully and attend class making every effort to pass the course before considering withdrawal. Students could owe balances by withdrawing due to the adjustment date that is specific to their course schedule for the term.
Students should contact the Financial Aid Office before making any schedule changes to discuss the impact of the change in enrollment.
Financial aid will be awarded based on the enrollment status the student has at the time of a complete financial aid file. Federal aid is not disbursed until the 4th week of class for all classes that have begun. If a credit balance is due, it will be refunded to the student during our financial aid refund schedule. Students enrolled in accelerated courses, if eligible will not see available aid until the class has started and enrollment has been confirmed. Students may owe a balance for accelerated courses when the aid awarded is not sufficient to cover the additional charges. Planning early to enroll is recommended.