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Attendance Information for Online and Hybrid Courses

IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS IN ONLINE AND HYBRID COURSES

If you enroll in an online or hybrid course and do not attend or stop attending the course, you may lose all or a portion of your financial aid, even if the aid has already been credited to your account. As a result you may owe money to the College.

The College will follow the Federal guideline below to determine whether you never attended or you stopped attending an online or hybrid course and when you stopped attending:

In a distance education context, documenting that a student has logged into an online class is not sufficient, by itself, to demonstrate academic attendance by the student. A school must demonstrate that a student participated in class or was otherwise en¬gaged in an academically related activity, such as by contributing to an online discussion or initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course-related question.
– FSA Handbook 2013-2014, Volume 5, 5-60.


Additional examples of your academic attendance in a distance education course include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion or text chat session; submitting an assignment or working draft; working through exercises; taking a quiz or exam; viewing and/or completing a tutorial; initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course-related question.