KCOM Biomedical Sciences
|Overawards||Institutional Refund Formula|
|Refund Policy||Satisfactory Academic Progress|
|Return of Title IV Funds Formula||LOA Policy|
When an overaward occurs, the Director of Student Financial Assistance reviews the student's financial aid file. After necessary adjustments are made, the Director contacts the student informing him/her of the overaward and the adjustment which has to be made. Adjustments are normally made by reducing a subsequent loan disbursement. Upon rare occasions, a student must write a check to the lender to repay an overaward.
A student who withdraws from the ATSU's Biomedical Science program prior to the end of an academic quarter must complete an "Exit Process" form available from the Registrar. A student's eligibility for a refund will be determined by one of the two following formulas.
If a Title IV recipient withdraws during a payment period, the institution must calculate the amount of Title IV funds that was unearned by the student. Unearned Title IV funds will be based on how many contact hours are remaining in the payment period divided by the total number of contact hours in the payment period. Unearned Title IV funds must be returned to Title IV programs, up to 60% of the payment period for which the student was charged tuition/fees. After 60% of the payment period, the student will have earned all Title IV funds for that payment period and no financial returns or refunds will be made.
For example, if a student paid tuition/fees with Title IV funds for 132 calendar days, but withdrew after 27 calendar days, the percentage of Title IV funds earned would be 20.5%. Unearned Title IV funds would be 79.5%. Therefore, ATSU would return 79.5% of Title IV funds to the lender. If the student paid ATSU $4,075 for tuition/fees, ATSU would return to the lender $3,239.62 on behalf of the student.
- Tuition/fees paid with Title IV funds for 132 calendar days = $4,075
- Calendar days attended by the student = 27
- Calendar days remaining in the payment period = 105 (132-27)
- 105 ÷ 132 = 79.5% (Percentage of Title IV funds unearned)
- 79.5% of $4,075 = $3,239.62 (Unearned Title IV funds)
- Amount ATSU repays to the lender = $3,239.62
The funds must be paid back to the federal loan programs in the following order:
- Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
- Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan
- Federal Perkins Loan (if applicable)
If a student withdraws during a quarter, ATSU will determine how much tuition/fees were unearned by the institution. It will be figured by calculating how many remaining calendar days there are in the payment period divided by the total calendar days in the payment period. The institution will pay back to the student (or lender) the unearned amount. After 60% of the payment period, the institution will have earned the total amount paid for that payment period. This method will apply regardless of whether the student received any financial aid or not.
For example, if a student withdrew after 33 calender days, but paid for 132 calendar days, ATSU would have earned 25% of tuition/fees paid. Therefore, 75 of the tuition/fees paid are unearned. KCOM would refund to the student (or lender) 75% of the tuition/fees paid.
- Tuition/fees paid for 132 calender days = $4,075
- Calender days attended by the student = 33
- Calendar days remaining in the payment period = 99 (132-33)
- 99 ÷ 132 = 75% (Percentage of tuition/fees unearned by ATSU)
- 75% of $4,075 = $3,056.25 (Tuition/fees unearned by ATSU)
- Amount ATSU refunds to the student (or lender) = $3,056.25
Satisfactory academic progress is required in order for students to receive financial assistance. Students must maintain a 2.50 GPA for satisfactory academic progress. However, a student may fail a particular class and still receive financial assistance if the Promotion Board gives the student a conditional grade. Therefore, all on-campus students who are enrolled at least half-time are eligible to apply for financial assistance.
If there are further questions about financial assistance, please call 1-866-626-ATSU, Ext. 2529. Or if you prefer, you can e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A leave of absence (LOA) is a period of time approved by the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences during which the student is not in attendance, but is enrolled. The maximum time allowed for an LOA is 90 calendar days, which will only be given in extenuating circumstances. In any 12-month period, KCOM will only grant one LOA to a student, except in the following two situations:
- A second LOA may be available due to an unforeseen circumstance, as approved by KCOM. The maximum second LOA cannot be longer than 30 calendar days. It is the student's responsibility to request a second LOA at least seven calendar days prior to when the student is requesting the LOA to begin;
- A third LOA may be granted only at the discretion of KCOM for military duty, jury duty, or circumstances covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as long as the total number of days of all the LOAs does not exceed 180 calendar days in any 12-month period.