The US Department of Education requires we verify a student's Last Date of Attendance, we fulfill this obligation by requiring instructors to submit Roster Checks. Roster Checks ensure we stay compliant with federal regulations regarding the treatment of Title IV funds. A student is not eligible for full Title IV funding if they do not attend class or if they withdraw early. Class rosters correct registration in a timely manner, thereby preventing unnecessary student billing and financial aid issues later in the term or academic year. Students reported as 'never attended' or 'no longer attending' will either be dropped or withdrawn and will receive a full or partial refund as indicated on the refund schedule found on the Important Dates calendar.
Additionally, the Roster Check process is necessary to ensure that our census data is accurately reported. Census data is the basis of retention and completion metrics, an important comparative measure of success for our institution.