Petition for Reinstatement of Financial Aid
In the event that mitigating circumstances prevent a student from meeting the minimum requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy, as required by Federal and State regulations, a student can petition for reinstatement of financial aid.
Mitigating circumstances may include but are not limited to death of a family member, prolonged illness or accident.
Documentation can include, but is not limited to:
- Medical Documentation
- Death Certificate
- Unemployment documentation
The Financial Aid Appeals Committee in the Counseling and Support Services Office will review the petition and supporting documentation, once reviewed the committee will make a determination of eligibility. If an appeal is granted, the student will be placed on a financial aid probationary status, a counseling hold will be placed on their account and the student will need to consult with a counselor before making any changes to their schedule. If the student is interested in taking out a student loan they must complete a Loan appeal worksheet and submit it with the Loan Request form, Master Promissory Note and Entrance Interview.
The Financial Aid Appeals Committee will process the petition and supporting documentation within 7 to 10 business days. Please Note: All Petitions will be listed as incomplete until supporting documentation is received.
The supporting documentation can be brought to the Counseling and Support Services Office on the Mays Landing Campus, J-Building, first floor or the Student Development Office on the Worthington Atlantic City Campus or the Student Services Office on the Cape May County Campus. Documentation can also be faxed to (609) 343-4926. Please indicate your Name and College ID Number on each page of your documentation. If you have any questions, contact us at (609) 343-5667.
If you have not met the conditions of a previous financial aid appeal, you must complete a Second Request for Reinstatement of Financial Aid. The form is not available Online. Please call the Counseling and Support Services Office for more information at (609) 343-5667.