To apply scholarship/financial aid suspension, a student must be able to demonstrate the existence of mitigating circumstances. Mitigating circumstances are defined as, but not limited to, injury or illness of the student, death of a close relative, or undue hardship caused by unusual circumstances. The following steps shall be taken in the appeal process:
The student will indicate in writing to the Focal Person/Chairman of scholarship/financial aid committee the reason(s) why he/she did not make satisfactory academic progress and why financial aid should not be terminated. Documentation to support the appeal is strongly encouraged. The appeal must be received within two weeks of the date the student was notified of his/her suspension.
Scholarship/Financial Aid Committee will review the appeal and determine whether or not termination of aid is justified. The student will be advised of the decision in writing. An approved appeal will allow the student one additional semester on probation. The committee's decision is final and may not be appealed further.