My friend who didn't do so well his first semester at university was at the store where I did my shopping today and we talked a bit. I asked him how his internship was going, and then if he was going to take classes in the fall semester.
He told me yes, and he was taking a larger than full load. I mentioned to him that we found out last week the financial aid rules are now looking at class attendance and online participation, in order to make decisions about the aid awarded for future semesters. I told him that I was surprised when I found out.
His response, "that's not fair". He completely bombed two classes because he didn't do the work, so I am concerned for his future. I hope I'm wrong.