Financial Aid
Financial Aid Suspension Override
You have the right to request an override of your Financial Aid Suspension by completing the Suspension Override Request form. Suspension overrides will generally be considered for extenuating circumstances. Decisions are based on the extenuating circumstance, supporting documentation, and your academic history. Academic and financial aid overrides may be granted together or separately, and the approval of one does not automatically guarantee the approval of the other. If you are granted an academic suspension override and not a financial aid override, you will be allowed to enroll but will have to pay for courses without federal funding. If you are granted an override, you will be required to meet with an advisor to evaluate your educational plan. You may be required to reduce your course load, eliminate online coursework, or repeat failed coursework.
  • 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.

  • You should submit the Financial Aid Suspension Override Request for Fall and Spring to the Office of Financial Aid 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 being notified of ineligibility. Late requests will be reviewed throughout the semester.

  • 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 being 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, if available, that verifies the circumstances referenced in the request.

  • The Financial Aid Suspension Committee will review the requests regarding financial aid suspension and may request additional information.

  • 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 reestablish eligibility. See Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

  • 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.

  • If you are granted an override, you will be required to meet with an advisor to evaluate your 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 may 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.

Three Rivers College is an equal opportunity institution that commits itself to the policy that there will be no unlawful discrimination against any person because of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or national origin.

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