Documentation of Attendance Policy for Pell Grant Recipients
The amount of Pell Grant that a student is eligible to receive is based on the number of credits in which they enroll and attend. If a student withdraws from or fails a course, the student and KU may be required to repay some or all of the Pell Grant received for the term. The Documentation of Attendance (DA) process is used to determine if a student attended a class. Financial Aid and Scholarships (FAS) works with faculty and IT EdTech to confirm whether or not a student began attendance to determine eligibility for Pell grant funds.
Students are notified by email that they are going through the DA process for the course(s) from which they withdrew. Class information is submitted through an automated system. If no attendance can be determined, instructors are then contacted by email and asked to document the student’s attendance or participation in any academically related activity.
Once attendance has been determined, the student will receive an email notification if repayment is required and the process for repayment.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
KU Visitor Center
1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
12/09/2020: Reviewed policy; no updates.
09/30/2019: Reviewed and updated.
08/24/2018: Updated policy .