Federal Financial Aid Unofficial Withdrawal Policy

Howard University is required by federal law to identify and report any student who has unofficially withdrawn from the University and is a recipient of federal student financial aid. As a result of this requirement, it is the policy of Howard University that all faculty, by the end of the third week of classes of each semester, must identify student who have never attended class. The Faculty will be required to report this unofficial withdrawal data using the on-line Banner Web Grade Reporting System. A grade of Unofficial Withdrawal (UW) will be assigned to the student who has never reported to class as of the last day of the third week of classes. This grade should also be reported on the final grade report. The UW grade will not be counted in the calculation of the students’ GPA, but will count for financial aid purposes in the calculation of attempted hours.