Appealing the Loss of Financial Aid Eligibility

Students whose aid eligibility has been suspended due to not meeting the satisfactory academic progress requirements (quantitative and/or quantitative) may appeal the decision. The student must show that extenuating circumstances negatively influenced his/her academic performance during the review period.

The following extenuating circumstances are considered legitimate reason(s) for appealing the loss of financial aid eligibility:

  • Death of an immediate family member
  • Serious illness or injury to yourself or immediate family member (if you are the primary caregiver)
  • Emergency non-voluntary military activation
  • Credit hours exceed 150% of degree program
  • Other circumstances considered to be extenuating that occurred during the specific review period.

The following extenuating circumstances are not considered legitimate reason (s) for appealing the loss of financial aid eligibility and will be denied:

        • A lack of focus.

        • Difficulty with transitioning into college life.

        • Difficulties with school-work-life

        • Balance issues are not eligibility circumstances for appeal.

        • No books.

        • Birth of a child.

        • Death of a non-immediate family member.

        • Other circumstances that may occurred during the specific review period.