Saturday, May 18, 2019

Financial Aid

Federal regulations require pupils to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in three areas- cumulative GPA, hours earned or completion rate, and maximum timeframe to be eligible for financial aid. It is the students responsibility to stay informed of the Universitys SAP standards and to monitor their progress, through our Banner system. A complete description of VSU SAP policy for financial aid purposes hind end be found on the VSU website at , click 1) financial economic aid, 2) General Information and 3)Satisfactory Academic Progress. Extenuating or Mitigating CircumstancesAn pull in can be submitted if a students failure to be in compliance with iodine or more areas of SAP is due to events beyond the students control. If such mitigating circumstances can be documented for the specific semester(s) when the deficiencies occurred, the student whitethorn submit this completed SAP Appeal, along with on the whole required financial support. Submission of the cost does non guarantee approval.Students call downing to reinstate eligibility you are granted iodin opportunity to appeal, (no repeat appeals), however re-evaluation for more than once is based on a case-by-case basis. Those students may non submit an appeal for the same previous reasonSupporting DocumentationTo confirm your extenuating circumstance(s), you must attach documentation from an objective third party (Example Physician, counselor, lawyer, social worker, teacher, religious leader, academic advisor, VSU Counseling Center). Documentation must be on official letterhead and verify that extenuating circumstances occurred during the timeframe referenced in your appeal. In cases of death of an adjacent family member, provide a copy of the death certificate or obituary. Appeals without supporting documentation will not be reviewed.Reinstatement of AidA financial aid Staff member will notify you of the decision by ship or via email to your official VSU email account. If your appeal is approved your financial aid is reinstated for the current semester. Eligibility is not retroactive to a prior term. If your appeal is denied you may choose to apply for an alternative loan. All decisions of the Financial Aid SAP Appeal Committee are final and not subject to further appeal.Appeal DeadlineSAP appeal and supporting documentation must be received by the VSU Office of Student Financial Aid by June 20 for the fall semester and January 6 for the spring semester. Summer appeals must be submitted prior to the low gear day of classes. Appeals received after these dates will be considered for the following semester. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate an appeal before the specified deadline.

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