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Attendance Verification

To remain in compliance with Federal Regulations, Stony Brook University must determine if a student maintained eligibility for Title IV Financial Aid.  Financial Aid eligibility is determined based on a student’s attendance or participation in an academically related activity in the class. 

Attendance process
  • Beginning of Term Verification
    • At the beginning of the term, instructors will be asked to indicate if a student enrolled in a course has not attended at all.
  • Last Date of Attendance
    • After final grades have been posted, for any students receiving a failing grade, instructors will be asked to enter if a student has not attended at all, completed the course, or has not attended since a specific date (the last date of attendance will need to be entered).

Instructors using Brightspace,  can use the Class Progress tool as a resource:

Academically- related activities include:
  • Physically attending a class where there is an opportunity for direct interaction between the instructor and students
  • Submitting an academic assignment
  • Taking an exam, completing an interactive tutorial, or participating in computer-assisted instruction
  • Attending a study group that is assigned by the school
  • Participating in an online discussion about academic matters
  • Initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course