Student Responsibilities

As a Financial Aid recipient, it is your responsibility to know the following rules and regulations:
  1. An applicant for financial aid must be enrolled before financial aid awards can be disbursed.
  2. Students receiving financial aid are required to declare the program of study that they are pursuing.
  3. For students whose financial aid has been approved, the system allows tuition and fees to be deducted from each semester's award at registration. Any remaining funds are disbursed after the students’ attendance for at least six credit hours has been verified by the instructor. Financial assistance will not be available for the purchase of books during the first week of class. Therefore, students will have to purchase textbooks which are necessary for the first week of class as an "out-of-pocket" expense.
  4. Students receiving financial aid who drop out of school during the semester may owe the college a refund.
  5. Ordinarily, financial aid is awarded for two semesters of the regular academic year. Students must reapply for financial aid each academic year.
  6. Students given an award for the full academic year (two semesters) who fail to enroll fall semester will have all aid, with the exception of the Pell Grant, cancelled for the remainder of that year.
  7. Any student in default on federal or state loans or having an outstanding financial commitment to any federal or state program will not be considered for financial aid at the College of Coastal Georgia.
  8. Financial aid applications received after May 1 will be considered on a first come, first-served basis providing funds are available.
  9. All hours attempted for the Semester, including grades of “W,” are counted in the College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.
  10. Ability-to-benefit students (those without an accredited high school diploma or GED certificate) applying for federal financial aid must pass a test approved by the Secretary of Education.
  11. Students cannot be enrolled in and receive federal financial aid from two different institutions at the same time.
  12. The maximum hours for which a student may receive financial aid is 150% of the number of semester hours required to earn the degree or certificate as stated in the College catalog. For financial aid purposes, students may register for only those courses specified in their selected program of study.
  13. Students who take Remedial/Learning Support courses, including CPC requirements, will be eligible for assistance for a total of 30 hours that are not counted in the 150%; remedial hours in excess of the 30 hours will be counted in the 150% time frame. Furthermore, students may not receive financial aid for remedial hours in excess of the 30 hours.
  14. Financial Aid will not pay for classes a student audits, CLEPs, or completes by Departmental Exam.
  15. Financial aid students who previously attended the College of Coastal Georgia may be denied financial aid for failure to maintain satisfactory progress based on previously attempted course work, regardless of whether they received financial aid for that enrollment. Academic forgiveness will not affect financial aid eligibility.
  16. The College of Coastal Georgia complies with all Federal legislation and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran.