Financial Aid Policies
The links below provide information regarding financial aid policies applicable at D'Youville College:
D'Youville students who wish to be considered for financial aid must maintain satisfactory progress in their selected course of study.
Federal and State regulations require D'Youville College to establish and apply reasonable standards of satisfactory academic progress for the purpose of the receipt of financial assistance under the programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program. These laws require institutions to develop policies regarding satisfactory academic progress (SAP). Each institution must design criteria, which outlines the definition of student progress towards a degree and the consequences to the student if progress is not achieved.
D'Youville students who wish to be considered for financial aid must maintain satisfactory progress in their selected course of study as set forth in these policies:
The formal withdrawal process begins with a form the Registrar's office. To start this process, students must complete and submit a Leave of Absence Withdrawal form.
For a student whom the school has determined attended past the drop/add period and has unofficially withdrawn, the withdrawal date shall be considered the midpoint of the semester or term. In this case, a Return of Title IV Funds will be performed using the 50% point in the semester as the date of withdrawal.
Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan, or work assistance during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified below:
If convicted of an offense involving:
The possession of a controlled substance, ineligibility period is:
- First Offense: 1 year
- Second Offense: 2 years
- Third Offense: Indefinite
The Sale of a Controlled Substance:, ineligibility period is:
- First Offense: 2 years
- Second Offense: Indefinite
A student whose eligibility has been suspended based on a conviction for possession or sale of a controlled substance may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period if:
- The student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program that complies with the criteria prescribed in the federal regulations and includes two unannounced drug tests.
- The student successfully passes two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with the criteria prescribed in the federal regulations; or
- The conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered nugatory.