Natural Disaster Academic Accommodation

National American University is committed to accommodating students who are adversely affected by natural disasters. When a student suffers a loss or disruption due to a natural disaster, as defined by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the student may request one of four options, as described below. FEMA defines a natural disaster as “an occurrence of a natural catastrophe, technological accident, or human caused event that has resulted in severe property damage, deaths, and/or multiple injuries.”

A student adversely affected by a natural disaster must submit a Natural Disaster Academic Accommodation request form to their designated student services advisor, within 30 days of the last date of attendance; otherwise, the Withdrawals and Refunds policy will be applied. The student may request the same option for all classes, or different options for certain classes. The options are as follows:

 

Option 1

A student may request to complete classes by accelerating required coursework and completing the course prior to the end of the current term.
Grade: Final grades will be posted at the end of the term.
Financial Aid: Financial aid will be processed in accordance with university policy.

Option 2

If the natural disaster occurs within three weeks after the start of the term and financial aid has not been disbursed, the student may request to be out of attendance from classes. All attendance and enrollment will be deleted from the system.
Grade: The courses will not be recorded on the student’s transcript.
Financial Aid: The student will not be charged for the classes, and any requested financial aid will be canceled.

Option 3

A student may request an incomplete grade in accordance with the Incomplete Grade policy. The student will have one year from the date the incomplete is granted to finish the classes.
Grade: An incomplete grade will appear on the student’s transcript until all coursework is completed or a year has passed. If the coursework is not completed within one year, the final grade will be based upon the work submitted.
Financial Aid: Financial aid will be processed in accordance with university policy.

Option 4

A student may withdraw from classes in accordance with the Withdrawals and Refunds policy.
Grade: A final grade of “W” will appear on the student’s transcript.
Financial Aid: Financial aid and any refund due will be processed in accordance with university policy.