Office of Student Financial Aid

Federal Grant Enrollment Freeze Date

Federal Grant Enrollment Freeze Date

The University of Toledo uses a “freeze” date each semester for your enrollment status for the purposes of awarding your federal grants (Pell, SEOG and TEACH). The courses you have registered for on the freeze date will determine your aid eligibility as long as the completed results from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are on file by that date. If the completed FAFSA results are received after the freeze date, financial aid will be based on your enrollment on the date that the completed FAFSA results are received. Completed FAFSA results means that an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) has been calculated by the U.S. Department of Education. This EFC may change once all required documentation is submitted and processed.

2021-22 Freeze Dates

Term

Start Date

Freeze Date

Summer

05/17/2021

05/31/2021

Fall

08/30/2021

09/13/2021

Spring

01/18/2022

02/01/2022


Class Changes Made PRIOR to the Freeze Date:
Federal grants will pay for courses that you are registered for on or before the freeze date each semester. If you add or drop courses up to or before the freeze date, the amount of federal grants for which you are eligible may be affected.
Class Changes Made AFTER the Freeze Date:
Federal grants will not be adjusted if classes are added or dropped after the freeze date (unless the Return of Title IV recalculation policy applies). If a course is added after the freeze date AND your completed FAFSA results are on file, your federal grant awards will NOT be recalculated. This includes modular courses or any course that starts later in the semester. It is in your best interest to complete ALL of your add/drop changes by the end of the business day on the freeze date.
This policy affects students receiving federal grants. Students receiving Federal Direct loans still must maintain at least half-time enrollment throughout the semester.

EXAMPLES:

Example 1:  Sally Sample enrolled for 12 credit hours for fall on 8/24/2020. Sally dropped 3 credit hours on 8/30/2020.  This is before the fall freeze date, therefore when her enrollment on the freeze date calculates she will receive grants based on 9 credit hours.

Example 1
Date 08/24/2020 Freeze Date
Enrollment 12 credit hours 9 credit hours
EFC = 0    
Pell Eligibility $3098.00 $2323.00

 

Example 2:  Joe Doe enrolled for 9 credit hours for fall on 8/24/2020. Joe added 3 credit hours on 9/12/2020.  This is AFTER the fall freeze date, therefore when his enrollment on the freeze date calculates he will receive grants based on 9 credit hours.

Example 2
Date 08/24/2020 Freeze Date
Enrollment 9 credit hours 9 credit hours
EFC = 0    
Pell Eligibility $2323.00 $2323.00


Students who withdraw or do not complete classes
If you withdraw from all classes, stop attending all of your classes, or do not complete all modules for which you have registered, you must abide by the Return of Title IV Funds policy. As a result, you could owe an overpayment to a grant program, owe funds to the University, and may jeopardize eligibility for future financial aid. For more information regarding the Return of Title IV Funds policy, click here.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant funds will be prorated based on any changes to tuition charges. Other state grant programs may also require adjustments to the award if you drop a class.

Last Updated: 5/12/21