Right to Appeal

Students who have lost financial aid for not meeting SAP have the right to appeal based upon mitigating circumstances resulting from events such as personal illness or injury, illness or death of a family member, loss of employment, or changes in the academic program. The appeal must include a) the reasons why s/he failed to make SAP and b) what has changed in his or her situation that will bring the student back into compliance at the next evaluation.

The title IV appeal will be reviewed by the college to determine and recommend whether the student can be placed on probationary standard for the payment period. A detailed notice will be provided to the student on the reasons and outcome of the appeal. If the appeal is granted, student will be placed on probation and be required to sign a contract detailing what academic plan s/he must follow in order to continue receiving title IV aid for the following semester.