Students earn their financial aid by attending class and completing coursework. Students who withdraw from class may be asked to return all or a portion of the financial aid they used to pay for that class.
The amount to be returned is based on how much of the course the student completed. Because Rio Salado allows students to customize their schedule with the block calendar system, it can be difficult to understand the mathematical formula used to determine what percentage of the student's financial aid must be returned.
Students who are considering dropping a class or withdrawing from college should contact the financial aid office to see what impact that decision will have on their financial aid eligibility.