Eligibility to Have Financial Aid Reinstated
A student may be eligible to have his/her federal financial aid eligibility reinstated when he/she enrolls without federal financial aid and successfully completes enough hours to satisfy the minimum Completion rate and GPA.
Trevecca offers counseling and an advising system to assist students in their efforts to achieve educational goals. All students are encouraged to use these services to help make their progress toward a degree more successful.
Students who receive federal financial aid have always been required to meet SAP standards at their institutions to receive federal financial aid. That has not changed. However, effective July 1, 2011, the Financial Aid Office has greater restrictions in its ability to approve appeals for students who find that they are not able to meet these standards.
The changes that affect students are as follows:
- There can no longer be an automatic semester of probation given to student the first time they do not meet the university’s SAP standards as has been done in the past. Beginning with the Fall 2011 semester, students who do not meet SAP standards must be put on Financial Aid Denied status and no federal financial aid will be paid.
- The Financial Aid Office may continue to grant appeals but only under the following two conditions:
- The student has an extreme personal circumstance such as hospitalization or the death of an immediate family member that can be substantiated with documentation.
- The student will be able to regain SAP standing at the conclusion of the next semester of enrollment.
- Students whose appeals are denied must pay their own way until they have improved their GPA and earned sufficient credits to meet the requirement of the policy.
- Students that excessively repeat courses or take courses not related to their degree will not be considered to be making satisfactory academic progress.