What is the appeal process if I lose my financial aid?

A student who has lost financial aid eligibility due to extenuating circumstances may appeal.

  • Extenuating circumstances that may be considered include: personal illness or accident, serious illness or death within immediate family, or other circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the student.
  • All appeals must be in writing to the Financial Aid Office and include appropriate documentation.
  • Examples of documentation could include an obituary notice, divorce decree, or a letter from a physician, attorney, social services agency, parole officer, employer, etc.
  • The condition or situation must be resolved which will allow the student the ability to complete course work successfully or an appeal will not be granted.
  • The outcome of an appeal may include a denial or probationary period with a Financial Aid Academic Plan to assure students meet the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Process.
  • Students will be notified by student email of the results of the appeal, and of any restrictions or conditions pertaining to their appeal.

Students, whose appeal is denied, may submit a written request for a review of the appeal to the College Financial Aid Appeals Committee. The Committee’s decision is final. If the Committee’s decision is to uphold the denial, the student may not submit any subsequent requests for funding consideration. In order to regain eligibility for financial aid, the student would need to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards. Students who do not meet the terms of financial aid probation may permanently lose eligibility for federal student aid at Northwest Florida State College.


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