2017-2018 Catalog

Payment of Financial Aid

Financial aid award amounts may be adjusted based on the student's enrollment status as determined by fundable coursework and terms of attendance. Students enrolling in A, B, and/or C semesters must register for all classes up front for the entire semester in order to have all hours included in their enrollment status for Federal and State grant purposes. Students registering for A, B and/or C semesters who enroll in additional courses after the census date (last date of add/drop for the C semester) cannot have their enrollment status changed to include those hours. Also, students attending courses in only the A term or B term may see their award adjusted to reflect a lower cost of attendance. All students should refer to the college calendar for these important dates. A financial aid recipient must be meeting all eligibility requirements at the time of disbursement.

Fees, books, VA deferments and/or promissory notes outstanding at the time payment is made will be deducted from the financial aid payment. If a balance is available, a refund will be issued by BankMobile Disbursements. Visit http://www.cf.edu/community/cf/studentaccounts/onecard for additional information.

If receiving a financial aid award after the semester is completed, aid eligibility is dependent on the courses completed, as well as the requirements determined by the funding sources.


CF requires faculty to take attendance during the first two weeks of classes and confirm the student has attended their class.  Attendance must be “academic attendance” or “attendance at an academically-related activity”.  Examples include:

  • Physical class attendance where there is direct interaction between instructor and student

  • Submission of an academic assignment

  • Examination, interactive, tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction

  • Study group assigned by the school

  • Participation in an on-line discussion account academic matters

  • Initiation of contact with instructor to ask question about academic subject

Students reported as not attending will have their financial assistance adjusted based on the enrollment status of attended courses.

Note:  This policy is separate from the institutional refund policy.  The student is responsible for paying any balances due to CF.  

Detailed information on repayments is available in the Office of Financial Aid. These policies are subject to change by action of the United States Department of Education.