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Definitions

Academic Attendance

Attendance must be “academic attendance” or “attendance at an academically-related activity.”

Active Courses

Courses that are currently in progress, this does not include course that were completed or have not begun in the payment period.

Complete Withdrawal

A student who has dropped or withdrawn (officially or unofficially) from all Title IV courses within a payment period.

Payment Period

The number of calendar days in a period of enrollment for which Title IV funds are disbursed to a student (unique to each student’s enrollment). For term-based programs, generally a term is what constitutes a payment period. For clock-hour and non-term credit-hour programs, payment periods are based on hours and weeks of instruction. The payment period used depends on the type of academic calendar the school uses.

Registered Not Attending (RN)

A student who has not participated or attended in an academically-related activity in a course at Pima Community College within 14 calendar days.

Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4)

When a recipient of Title IV aid withdraws from an institution during a payment period or period of enrollment in which the recipient began attendance, the institution must calculate the amount of Title IV aid the recipient earned and return the unearned portion that it is responsible for and notify t