Withdrawing and the 60% Dates

When a student receiving federal financial aid withdraws from Lamar University within a term in which the student began attendance, the institution must begin the Return of Title IV (R2T4) refund process to determine the student’s eligibility for Title IV funds based in accordance with the calculations prescribed by federal regulations.

Title IV funds are awarded to a student under the assumption that he/she will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance was awarded. When a student withdraws (officially or unofficially), or is administratively withdrawn from all of his/ her courses, for any reason including medical withdrawals, he/she may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds that he/she was originally scheduled to receive.

Although we do not encourage withdrawing at any time during the semester, if you withdraw from courses ON or BEFORE the 60% date you may owe parts or all of your financial aid back to the Department of Education and/or Lamar University.  The 60% dates are  below, however due to the many enrollment possibilities not all 60% dates are listed.  You may contact your financial aid counselor for more information.


Summer 2020 60% Dates

60% dates
Part of Term Start Date End Date 60% Date
1 6/1/2020 8/10/2020 7/13/2020
2 6/1/2020 7/6/20 6/22/2020
3 7/7/2020 8/10/2020 7/27/2020


*Attendance is a requirement for most financial aid awards. Please view the Financial Aid Attendance Policy for information regarding attendance and how it affects financial aid.