Financial Aid Appeal Process

A student with extenuating circumstances may appeal a Financial Aid Suspension by submitting the appeal form that is sent with the suspension letter.  The Appeal must be submitted no later than 2 weeks after the start of the semester.  Appeals must explain in detail why the student failed to meet the minimum academic standards, and what extenuating circumstances caused the failure, and how the situation has since improved.  Examples of extenuating circumstances include, but are not limited to, illness, medical issues with immediate family members, or a death in the family.  Personal or financial issues with family, friends, or roommates are not considered extenuating circumstances.

The Financial Aid Appeals Committee will evaluate all documentation submitted and the student's appeal will be approved or denied.  The results of the appeal will be emailed to the student TU email account within approximately ten working days.

If denied, the student is responsible for paying for their own educational costs until the student improves his/her scholastic record to meet the minimum standards.  Students who were denied due to maximum time frame are responsible for paying their educational costs for the remainder of their degree program.

If approved, the student will either:

  1. Be placed on Financial Aid Probation for one semester only, or;
  2. Be placed on an Academic Plan designed for completion rate and/or cumulative grade point average improvements until the standards of the SAP Policy are met.

The student's approval letter will explain all requirements that must be met during his/her probationary period to continue to receive federal financial aid.