R2T4 - Modules

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Program Integrity
Final Rule
Return of Title IV
Funds (R2T4) –
Modules or
Compressed Courses
Withdrawal Date
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Withdrawing from a payment period that
includes modules, mini-sessions, or
compressed courses
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Credit-hour programs
Clock hour programs
§668.22(a)
Withdrawal – CreditHour Programs
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For credit-hour programs, a student is
considered withdrawn if he fails to complete
all the days in a payment period or period of
enrollment he was scheduled to complete.
Schools need to track enrollment in each
module to determine if a student began
enrollment in all scheduled courses.
§668.22(a)(2)(i)
Determining Percentage
of Period Completed
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Determining the percentage of a payment
period or period of enrollment completed in a
credit-hour program is based on:
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Number of calendar days in the period that
were completed by the student as of the
withdrawal date
Excludes any scheduled break of at least 5
consecutive days when the student is not
scheduled to attend class
§668.22(f)(1)(i) and (2)(i)
Withdrawal – Clock-Hour
Programs
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For clock-hour programs, a student is
considered withdrawn if he fails to complete
all of the clock hours and weeks of
instructional time in a payment period or
period of enrollment he was scheduled to
complete
§ 668.22(a)(2)(i)(B)
Determining Percentage
of Period Completed
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Determining the percentage of a payment
period or period of enrollment completed in a
clock-hour program is based on:
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Number of clock hours in the period that were
scheduled to be completed by the student as of
the withdrawal date
§668.22(f)(1)(ii)
Student Not Considered
Withdrawn
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Not considered as withdrawn and school not
required to perform R2T4 if:
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School receives written confirmation from the
student, at the time the student ceases
attendance, of plans to attend a later module in
the same payment period or period of enrollment,
In a nonterm or non-standard term program, the
later module must begin within 45 calendar days
after the end of the module the student ceased or
failed to attend
Delayed Resumption of
Attendance
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A student who provides written confirmation
of plans to attend a later module in the period
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May change the scheduled date of return, provided
written notification of the change in plans is
provided before the originally-anticipated return
date
For a student enrolled in a nonterm or nonstandard term program, the new scheduled return
date must be for a module that begins within the
45-day specified period
§668.22(a)(2)(ii)(B)
Failure to Return
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If a student fails to resume attendance as
planned, the student is considered as
withdrawn from the payment period or period
of enrollment
The withdrawal date is the original date the
student ceased attendance in the period
§668.22(a)(2)(ii)(C)
“Undo” R2T4 Calculation
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School must “undo” an R2T4 calculation and
treat student as not having withdrawn after
all if:
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Student does not confirm plans to attend a later
module in the same period but does so anyway,
or
In a nonterm or non-standard-term program, the
student is not scheduled to begin another course
within the 45-day period but does so anyway
§ 668.22(a)(2)(iii)
Eligibility Upon Return—
Credit-Hour Programs
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If a student returns to a term-based, credithour program offered in modules, and reenters the same program prior to the end of
the period
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Student is eligible to receive Title IV funds for
which the student was eligible prior to withdrawal,
including any returned funds, provided new
enrollment status supports eligibility for those
funds
Eligibility Upon Return—ClockHour or Nonterm Program
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If a student withdraws from a clock-hour or
nonterm credit-hour program and re-enters
the same program within 180 days
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Student remains in the same period upon return,
and
Is eligible to receive Title IV funds for which the
student was eligible prior to withdrawal, including
any returned funds
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