Substantive Interaction Requirements
ACHS courses are designed to provide weekly interaction between faculty and students through faculty-directed weekly discussions, assessment feedback on weekly assignments, weekly live lectures and faculty office hours.
Students receiving federal financial aid are required to participate in substantive interaction with faculty to remain eligible for funding. Students are required to establish participation within the first 14 days of the semester to be eligible to receive federal financial aid for the semester, and Title IV funds are then disbursed for a student under the assumption that the student will participate for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded.
Students who fail to participate in course activities through the end of the semester and do not request to withdraw or apply for an incomplete grade will receive a “U” grade on their transcript and financial aid awards will be recalculated. In this case, the date of withdrawal used for the calculation of Return of Title IV Funds will be the midpoint of the semester. A date earlier or later than the midpoint will be used if the college has documentation of the last day the student participated.
This recalculation may require that unearned funds be returned to the Department of Education and may result in a balance due to ACHS. In such cases, students will remain financially liable. Note no student is obligated to tuition for a semester that has not commenced.