Why am I asked to verify a student’s attendance? My bargaining contract specifies that I am not required to take attendance.
We don’t need you to take daily or weekly attendance, we ask you only to inform us when a student stops attending. Students, who walk away from the college but take a financial aid refund check cost the college money in lost revenue every year.
Students must attend their classes regularly in order to receive excess financial aid funds, the “Financial Aid Refund.” GCC’s Office of Financial Aid is mandated to verify student eligibility based on attendance. Students who unofficially withdraw or “walk away” are not eligible to receive financial aid funds. Federal Regulations required their awards to be adjusted and the money returned to the Department of Education (Title IV).
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