Financial Aid
Financial Aid Suspension Override
  • Students have the right to request an override of his/her Financial Aid Suspension by completing the Suspension Override Request form.

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress will be evaluated at the end of each semester once all grades are received and students will receive notification by email of unsatisfactory progress.

  • Students should submit their Financial Aid Suspension Override Request for Fall and Spring to the Financial Aid office 2 weeks before the start of the term to allow sufficient time for the committee to review prior to classes beginning. Requests for Summer should be submitted within 48 hours of student being notified of ineligibility. Summer requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

  • The request and required documentation should be attached in order for the override to be considered. Failure to provide all requested documentation could result in the request not being reviewed or denied.

  • Documentation:
    1. Completed Suspension Override Request Form
    2. Typed or neatly written summary answering the following questions:
      • What extenuating circumstances prohibited you from meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress?
      • What changes have occurred that will enable you to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress?
    3. Supporting documentation that verifies the circumstances referenced in the request

  • The Financial Aid Suspension Committee will review the requests regarding financial aid suspension.

  • Exceptions to the college’s SAP policies are not made lightly and will generally be considered only for extenuating circumstances. Decisions will be based on an individual’s extenuating circumstances, supporting documentation, and academic history. Extenuating circumstances may include, but are not be limited to: personal illness, injury or accident, serious illness or death of close family member, unforeseen, undue hardship, and demonstrated academic improvement. Circumstances under which a request may not be granted include, but are not limited to: poor choice of classes, employment obligations, financial difficulties, loss of transportation, relocating, childcare difficulties, loss of internet service and lack of motivation or interest.

  • If your request is denied, you will need to pay by other means until you regain satisfactory academic progress and then resubmit a Suspension Override Request for additional review. Exceptions are not made lightly.

  • If the committee approves your request, your status may be reinstated under certain conditions as outlined by the committee.

  • Financial Aid will notify the student via email of the committee’s decision.

  • Students who are granted an override of their Financial Aid Suspension may be asked to meet with an advisor to evaluate their educational plan. Suggestions may be made to reduce course load, eliminate online course work, or repeat failed course work.

  • Students who are denied an override of their Financial Aid Suspension and are pre-registered for classes will be dropped from classes if payment arrangements are not made by payment due date.

  • The decisions regarding Financial Aid and Academic Suspension are separate processes. A student can be approved by one committee but denied by the other. If a financial aid suspension is overridden but the academic request is denied, the student will not be able to register for classes.

  • The decision of the review committee may be appealed by completing a Student Intake Form and submitting it to the Dean of Student Services Office.

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