Return of Title IV Funds

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Class starts: October 14, 2014

Cost: $299 per registrant (members and non-members).


This course provides an overview of the provisions and examines how to handle a student's Title IV funds when they withdraw from school before completing the payment period or period of enrollment. In addition, the course will teach you how to properly identify a Title IV recipient and the formula associated with the return of Title IV funds. Presentations, discussion topics, and homework assignments reinforce key course concepts. A credential is provided after successfully completing and passing the credential test, which is available at the conclusion of the course and included in your course fee.

NASFAA University courses are 100% online with an asynchronous focus, meaning the individual attendee can log on anytime/anyplace (assuming they have Internet access) and participate in course requirements – naturally there are due dates they will need to adhere to, i.e. weekly assignments that must be completed. There are also weekly synchronous class meetings held one night per week at 6pm ET (schedule to be released soon). However, these “live” classes are optional and recorded for on-demand viewing by the course attendee. While there will be no grade reductions for students that do not attend the live classes, we do encourage attendance to due to the highly collaborative nature of the courses.

As a participant of this course you will be asked to:

  • Review educational presentations
  • Complete learning assignments and quizzes
  • Participate in online discussions
  • Collaborate with other financial aid administrators

Live Class Schedule 

  • Class Meeting 1: 10/14/14 6pm - 7pm ET
  • Class Meeting 2: 10/21/14 6pm - 7pm ET
  • Class Meeting 3: 10/28/14 6pm - 7pm ET
  • Class Meeting 4: 11/04/14 6pm - 7pm ET


  • Week 1 - Introduction to the Return of Title IV Funds
  • Week 2 - Determining the Student's Withdrawal Date
  • Week 3 - The Return of Title IV Funds Formula
  • Week 4 - Post-Withdrawal Disbursements and Time Frames

Course Facilitators

Debra La GroneDebra La Grone began her career in higher education in 1990 after graduating from the University of Utah. Since then, she held various positions in financial aid offices at the University of Utah, Texas A&M University, Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas A&M University –Texarkana. She joined the NASFAA staff in 2011 as a Training Specialist in the Division of Training and Regulatory Assistance. She is responsible for researching and writing NASFAA training materials and webinars, updating NASFAA publications, and responding to technical questions regarding regulatory issues posed by NASFAA members.


Jennifer MartinJennifer Martin is Director of Training Initiatives at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). Her job duties include researching regulatory questions and developing training materials for NASFAA members. Prior to her work with NASFAA, Jennifer worked in the financial aid offices at the University of Maryland and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, a graduate division of the Johns Hopkins University. Her special professional interests are early awareness and issues affecting individuals with disabilities.


Cancellation Policy

We limit our online class size to ensure that we provide an effective, collaborative learning environment where participants receive experience and attention they need. Requests to cancel must be sent to

By submitting your registration, you agree to the following cancellation schedule:

  • $25 cancellation fee before October 10
  • $50 cancellation fee October 12 - 14 

If you do not cancel by 6:00 am ET October 14, you will be responsible for the full amount of the registration fee. Medical emergencies will be re-scheduled to another available course with a doctor’s note.