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My daughter is in her 2nd semester of undergraduate school and recieved a full pell grant. Due to health problems, (mitral valve prolapse, dysautonomia and fibromyalgia) she has exceeded the allowed number of absences in one of her classes. The instructor has dropped her and given her an F. This causes her to be below 12 hours for a full time student.
This is my first kid in college and some people are now telling us that she should withdraw from all of her other classes also to avoid having to pay back the pell grant. Something about withdrawing prior to a particular day in March would keep her from owing back the pell grant?
She has not received a disbursement from the grant but it has been used to pay tuition and buy her books. She really doesn't want the F on her permanent grades since she is usually an A student. She has met with the disability coordinator at her school but he was no help even after providing documentation from her cardiologist.
Any body got any advice or knowledge about paying back a pell grant or the pros and cons of withdrawing versus just taking the F and continuing as a less than full time student?
I've tried looking up info but all I come up with is a VERY confusing formula that I can't figure out.