If you attend a public college or university:
Undergraduate students enrolled at state colleges and universities are eligible if they are classified as in-state students for tuition purposes.
If you attend a participating private college or university:
Undergraduate students enrolled at participating private colleges or universities may be eligible if the college or university is approved for the program by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and the student:
Is classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes;
Is a graduate of a Colorado high school or has successfully completed a non-public home-based educational program in Colorado;
Financially eligible by demonstrating financial need through the student's eligibility for the federal Pell Grant, or its successor program;
Is not pursuing a professional degree in theology; and
Meets any other eligibility requirements established by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE).
Note: "Eligible Undergraduate Student" does not include a student enrolled in an off-campus, extended campus, or continuing education class not supported by state general fund moneys, except as approved by CCHE.
Federal and State financial aid pays at the beginning of each term. Students are expected to attend class and be successful. If you are considering withdrawing from a class (after drop/add is over), please contact a financial aid advisor prior to withdrawing. There could be serious consequences of not earning the financial aid that you were paid. There is a chance that you could be suspended from financial aid for future semesters here at PPCC. You may also have to pay a portion of the funds back.
Although the Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF) is not considered financial aid, there are also repercussions for withdrawing. The law creating the College Opportunity Fund caps a student's stipend at 145 credit hours to earn a bachelor's degree. When you withdraw from classes, you are still using COF credits; therefore, you will reduce the amount of COF you have available to you to earn your degree.
If you are considering withdrawing from a class, please contact a Financial Aid Advisor to discuss all of the issues you may encounter by doing so.