The census date, in addition to being the last day most courses can be dropped with tuition cancellation, is the enrollment verification report that is sent to the National Student Clearinghouse. NSC sends reporting to the NSLDS for loan deferral clocks.
The level of registration on the census is used to determine financial aid eligibility:
The classes you are enrolled in and attended as of the census date will determine the amount of grant funding you will receive. The census date policy only applies to students who attend class. If your participation in class is not verified by your instructor, your aid may be reduced or canceled. For more information, please refer to https://wayne.edu/financial-aid/receiving/retain
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