Re-Establishing Federal Financial Aid Eligibility

A student in suspension status may re-establish eligibility for federal financial aid and veteran’s educational benefits if:

  • The student continues to attend classes and improves his/her CGPA and/or completion rate to minimum standards without using federal financial aid and veteran's educational benefits, or

  • The student appeals his/her suspension status and (1) demonstrates to the satisfaction of the SAP Committee that the student failed to make satisfactory academic progress because of extenuating circumstances, such as the death of a relative, serious injury or illness of the student, or other special circumstances as defined by the university; (2) explains what has changed in the student’s situation that will allow the student to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress at the next evaluation; and (3) develops and submits an academic plan in consultation with the student's academic support team.

A student who has exceeded maximum time frame for their program cannot re-establish eligibility for federal financial aid.