Federal regulations require that federal aid awards be based on courses in which students have completed an academically related activity to confirm attendance. Effective beginning in Fall 2014, federal aid awards will disburse based on the number of credit hours in which attendance has been confirmed. Students are expected to attend class meetings as scheduled. When an absence is unavoidable, students should notify their instructors as soon as possible. Make-up work and deadlines will be at the discretion of the instructor. Faculty may adopt attendance policies in the classes they teach. In such cases, the faculty member will describe the policy and its impact, if any, on the student's grade.
Daytona State College takes attendance twice within each session of a term. The initial attendance roster is completed following the add/drop period of each session (A, B, and full term) as indicated on the Academic Calendar. Financial aid students who are marked as not present during this time will be dropped from the course for non-attendance because attendance in the course is required to apply that class to your financial aid eligibility.
A second roster will go out after the withdrawal deadline for each session. Students who are reported as not attending during the two weeks leading up to the withdrawal date will be administratively withdrawn from the class and assigned a grade of "W1." A last date of attendance will be reported and used to calculate the return of any Title IV aid (including Pell grant, Stafford Loans, etc.).
For more information, email the Question & Answer Center.