How to Appeal
Students are offered their opportunity to appeal their financial aid ineligibility when placed on suspension. If an appeal is approved for financial aid reinstatement, students will be placed on financial aid probation and will receive only one probationary period of aid. Students then must meet all three SAP requirements at the end of the semester to continue to receive financial aid. If students do not meet the terms of probation, eligibility for financial aid will cease and all remaining aid will be cancelled. Subsequent financial aid suspensions will not be permitted to appeal. Once a student loses eligibility, the only way to regain eligibility for financial aid is to make up the deficit that placed them on suspension to meet SAP requirements.
If an appeal is denied, students will not be eligible for financial aid. Denied appeals are offered the opportunity to be reviewed before the 2nd level appeals committee by request. Appeal decisions by the 2nd level committee are final and cannot be overturned.
Many financial aid suspensions have an appeal deadline. Students who miss the appeal deadline will have to regain eligibility by making up their deficit through means other than financial aid. To make up a deficit, students must complete enough classes at TJC to improve their Pace and/or GPA to the required level. Students can request a re-evaluation of financial aid once their Pace rate is 67% or higher and they have a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Suspensions for 150% maximum time frame are not eligible to make up deficits or a re-evaluation.
Notification of Appeal Decisions
All students are notified of their appeal decision to their TJC student email account. Students can also view their eligibility status from their financial aid traffic lights.
Appeals Worksheets - Found in Related Downloads
- GPA/PACE Suspension Appeal Worksheet: for students on suspension for GPA and/or PACE
- 150% Suspension Appeal Worksheet: for students on suspension for 150% Maximum Time Frame
- 2nd Level Appeal Worksheet: for students with denied appeals, requesting 2nd level review
- Re-Evaluation Appeal Worksheet: for students who have made up their suspension deficit by taking classes and seeking reinstatement
Fax is the preferred method for submitting required documents. Please make sure to include your name and A# when sending these documents.