Financial Aid Warning/Probation/Suspension
Students who fail to meet the minimum standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress at the end of the academic term will be placed on Financial Aid Warning. A student may continue to receive financial aid for one semester while on Financial Aid Warning. Your progress will be monitored at the end of each academic term. If you enroll in back to back academic terms, please check with the Financial Aid Office prior to starting the second consecutive term.
If, at the end of the financial aid warning period, the student is meeting the minimum requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress, the financial aid warning is lifted.
Students who fail to make Satisfactory Academic Progress after the financial aid warning semester will be ineligible for financial aid. You may appeal this status. If your appeal is approved, your financial aid eligibility will be reinstated, and you will be placed on Probation for one term. If your appeal is denied, your financial aid will be suspended for the next academic term.
If, at the end of the financial aid probation period the student is meeting the minimum requirements for satisfactory academic progress, the financial aid probation is lifted.
Students who fail to make satisfactory academic progress after the financial aid probation semester will be ineligible for financial aid and placed on Financial Aid Suspension, and you will not be eligible to receive aid for your next period of enrollment.
If extenuating circumstances exist that caused a student to fail to meet one of the above standards, a written appeal may be submitted. Examples of extenuating circumstances include, but are not limited to: unexpected death or major hospitalization of an immediate family member, extended hospitalization or medical condition of student, house fire, or other special situation. The appeal should address and document these extenuating circumstances and include:
- Why you failed to make Satisfactory Academic Progress
- What has changed that will allow you to make Satisfactory Academic Progress during your next academic term
The appeal form is available on the Financial Aid Website. The appeal form must be turned into the Financial Aid Office three weeks prior to the start of the term you are appealing. Appeals must include supporting documentation. Incomplete appeals or those missing adequate documentation are typically denied.
Those suspended due to attempting more than the 150 percent of the program credits are not eligible for appeal.