Is Return of Title IV Funds Required For Confined Or Incarcerated Students Who Withdraw?

Award Year: 2023-24 KA-36646 Helpfulness Rating 95 page views

This guidance is specific to the 2023-24 award year and later.

Yes. According to PEP- Q12/A12 on the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) Prison Education Programs Questions and Answers website:

"If a confined or incarcerated student begins attendance in a payment period or period of enrollment and subsequently withdraws, the school must follow normal R2T4 requirements by performing the R2T4 calculation and returning a portion of the student’s Title IV funds if required by the calculation." 

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