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Withdrawal from Courses
After the add/drop deadline, a students may elect to withdraw from a course and have a grade of “W” recorded on the transcript. To withdraw from a course, the student must complete a form, available from the Registrar’s Office, and have it signed by their academic advisor, coach, (if applicable) and instructor before returning it to the Registrar’s Office. The Academic Calendar provides the date of withdrawal.
Drug Conviction and Financial Aid Eligibility
As part of the Higher Education Act, a student may become ineligible for federal student aid upon conviction of any offense involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs during a period of enrollment in which federal aid was received (including all grants, loans, or work assistance). The following table outlines the policy on financial aid eligibility.
The possession of a controlled substance - Ineligibility period:
In addition to an academic scholarship, a student may be awarded an activity award based on interest and participation in activities which include Athletics, Fine and Performing Arts and Ministry Teams.
Federal Work Study
The Financial Aid Office may award students with federal work study as part of the student's financial aid package. Federal work study is a need-based program.
A quality education is a significant investment, but with higher costs comes higher quality. Every year, Sterling commits more than $6.5 million to student scholarships, so a great education is more affordable than you may think.