Terms and Conditions

Students themselves are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and abiding by the University's regulations, procedures, requirements, and deadlines as described in all official publications. These include the Graduate Bulletin, Student Handbook, and Class Schedules.

Federal Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress

Graduate students receiving federal financial aid awards (i.e. Direct Unsubsidized and/or Graduate PLUS Loans) must meet Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. These FedSAP requirements are part of the general eligibility requirements and are designed to insure that students are making satisfactory progress towards degree completion. Eligibility for assistance from the Health Professions Student Loan, Federal Work Study, and Federal Direct Stafford Loan programs is contingent upon meeting “quality” and “quantity” standards.

Further information about academic progress as a condition of receiving federal and state student aid can be obtained by contacting the Office of Student Financial Aid Services.

Changes in Enrollment

Federal regulations require the Office of Student Financial Aid Services to apply a formula established by the U.S. Department of Education to determine the amount of federal financial aid you have earned as of the date you officially withdraw from the University. The amount of financial aid returned to the federal aid programs is determined by the amount of time you spent in academic attendance and has no relationship to the institutional charges you may have incurred.  Once 60% of the semester has passed, you have earned 100% of the federal financial aid awarded to you.

Please consult with an advisor in the Office of Education or Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services before you officially change your enrollment status or withdraw from the University, as your financial aid may be impacted by any status changes.

Note: For NYS Grants, graduate students must be full-time.

In case of withdrawal from the University, federal regulations require a review of all student aid received in order to determine if the student is still eligible for the full amount. This determination is based on the withdrawal date as processed by the School of Dental Medicine and on the amount of time the student spent in academic attendance. After 60% of the semester has passed, students have earned 100% of the federal financial aid awarded to them. Please note that this federal refund calculation is separate and different from the refund calculation of institutional charges done by the Bursar's Office.


Statement of Student Responsibility