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Appeal decisions of Student Financial Services Appeals Committee

The Student Financial Services Appeals Committee will review all completed appeals submitted by the published deadline. There are three possible outcomes of the review.

1. The Student Financial Services Appeals Committee may deny a student’s appeal. The student is not eligible for financial aid until he/she meets the SAP requirements or successfully appeals his/her status.

2. The Student Financial Services Appeals Committee may approve a student’s appeal and place the student on financial aid probation. Financial aid probation lasts for one term of enrollment and the student becomes eligible for financial aid for that term. At the end of the term during which a student was placed on financial aid probation, the student must meet the SAP requirements in order to remain eligible for financial aid.

If the student does not meet the SAP requirements at the end of the term on which he/she is on financial aid probation, the student is not eligible for financial aid until he/she meets the requirements or successfully appeals his/her status.

3. The Student Financial Services Appeals Committee may approve a student’s appeal based upon the academic plan developed by the academic dean and the student. In this case, the student will not be required to meet the SAP standards set forth in the policy but instead, must follow the academic plan.

Once a student fails to follow the academic plan provided by the academic dean, to be eligible for financial aid the student must meet the SAP standards or submit a appeal that is approved by the Student Financial Services Appeals Committee.

The following examples demonstrate the relationship between an appeal approved based upon an academic plan and the impact it has on a student's SAP status.


EXAMPLE ONE: Jayden is not meeting credit hour completion rate, appeal approved based upon academic plan

Academic plan developed by Academic Advisor

Jayden's academic performance

SAP outcome

Fall 2011: complete 7 credits

Completes 7 credits

Probation:
Eligible for financial aid

Spring 2012: complete 9 credits

Completes 9 credits

Probation:
Eligible for financial aid

Summer 2012: complete 6 credits

Jayden fails to
enroll for summer

Suspension:
Not eligible for financial aid

 

EXAMPLE TWO: Chloe is not meeting GPA requirement, appeal approved based upon academic plan

Academic plan developed by Academic Advisor

Chloe's academic performance

SAP outcome

Fall 2011: earn 2.0 GPA for semester

Earns 2.0 GPA for semester

Probation:
Eligible for financial aid

Spring 2012: earn 2.5 GPA
for semester

Earns 2.42 for semester

Suspension:
Not eligible for financial aid

 

EXAMPLE THREE: Virginia is not meeting credit hour completion rate and GPA requirement, appeal approved based upon academic plan

Academic plan developed by Academic Advisor

Virginia's academic performance

SAP outcome

Fall 2011: complete 9 credits with 2.0 GPA for semester

Completes 9 credits
 and 2.5 GPA for semester

Probation:
Eligible for financial aid

Spring 2012: complete 12 credits with 3.0 GPA for semester

Completes 12 credits
and 3.2 GPA for semester

Probation:
Eligible for financial aid

Summer 2012: complete 6 credits with 3.0 GPA for semester

Completes 3 credits
and 3.5 GPA for semester

Suspension:
Not eligible for financial aid

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