You must provide ALL of the items listed below for your financial aid appeal. Only complete appeals will be reviewed.
1. A signed, typed/written, personal statement from the student that fully explains the extraordinary circumstances that affected the student’s ability to do well academically, how those circumstances directly affected academic performance and the time period in question, how the circumstances were resolved, and the measurable steps taken to prevent the problem from negatively affecting academic performance again.
2. Official documentation or letter from a professional that effectively documents and verifies the circumstances of the appeal. It should contain specific details about the circumstances, including time period of when it occurred and how the situation has been resolved. If a letter is provided, the professional who prepares it would have first-hand knowledge of the circumstances and should be a counselor, physician, clergyman/minister, police officer, or other professional who is very much aware of the circumstances. For verification purposes, the letter must be on agency letterhead and it should include the professional’s name, address, and phone number.
3. A letter from the academic advisor that addresses the academic plan going forward. As regulated by the U.S. Department of Education, the academic plan must provide detailed academic information that, if followed by the student, will lead to the student meeting the minimum satisfactory academic progress requirements by a specified point in time.