Terms and Conditions

Consumer Information

Our Consumer Information Disclosure contains detailed facts and information about financial aid or general information on Menlo College.

Changes of Status

Housing Status: If there is a change in your housing status (for example, if you move from on- to off-campus housing, or from on-campus to living with parent/relative), you are responsible for notifying our office immediately.  Changes in housing status may affect your award package.

Enrollment Status: Your award package is based on enrolling and completing a certain number of units, which in most cases is full-time (12 units or more per semester).   If you drop to below 12 units (for example, from 12 to 6 units, which is half-time status), some or all of your aid may be pro-rated or cancelled, depending on the regulations and policies governing the particular aid program.  Before you decide to change your enrollment status, please be sure that you contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine how it will affect your award package and, if applicable, subsequent renewal of your Menlo Merit Scholarship.

Withdrawals: If you completely withdraw from the college during a semester, the school is required to use a specific formula established by the federal government to calculate the amount of student aid that you have “earned” up to the point of your withdrawal.  If you receive more aid than what you earned, the excess funds will need to be returned.  This may sometimes create a balance owed to the school. The Office of Financial Aid will notify you if any financial aid funds will need to be returned.  In addition, if you borrowed federal loans while attending Menlo, you will be required to complete Exit Loan Counseling online at www.studentloans.gov.  This counseling will ensure that you understand your rights and obligations of borrowing through the direct student loan program.

Renewing Financial Aid from year to year

  • Remain in Good Academic Standing
    • Achieve at least a 2.00 minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
    • Maintain a cumulative Completion Rate of at least 67% (earned units/attempted units)
    • Earn at least 24 units each academic year
  • Complete any required SERV hours
    • If you receive a Valedictorian, President’s, Dean’s or Leadership scholarship you are required to complete at least 30 hours of community service each year through the SERV office in Student Affairs
  • Renew the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 2 of each school year to ensure your consideration for other financial aid such as Pell Grant, Menlo Grant and Federal Direct Loans at www.fafsa.gov.
  • Check your Menlo email frequently for correspondence from our office on scholarship opportunities and renewal notifications.