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Dropping or Withdrawing from Class & Financial Aid

Pima Community College understands that unexpected events occur that may cause a student to drop or withdraw from some or all of his/her courses. Before dropping or withdrawing, it is important students consider how this change in credits will affect their academic progress and any financial aid awards they expect to receive.

The college wants to assist students in this decision and ensure students have all the information necessary to make the best choice for themselves. When making this decision a student should meet with their instructors to discuss any options that the student has to complete the course, if the student is struggling with the content of the course visit the tutoring center or contact the counseling department if an unexpected life event occurred and you can no longer attend the course. 

It is also important to consider how these actions may impact prerequisite sequences, graduation timeline and future financial aid eligibility which is tied to satisfactory academic progress. Your student loan deferment status may also be affected. Contact your loan servicer to make payment arrangements (if needed) and avoid default.

Students must be aware of the proper procedure for withdrawing from classes and the financial consequences of withdrawing or stopping attendance.  Questions on how (or if) you should withdraw need to be addressed with an academic advisor.

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