If extenuating circumstances are involved, the student may submit an appeal letter. Appeals are reviewed based on documentable extenuating circumstances impacting academic performance. Extenuating circumstances are considered to be past events that are no longer barriers to academic progress that were beyond the student’s control. Appeals received without the inclusion of extenuating circumstances and what has changed will automatically be denied. Circumstances related to the typical adjustment to college life are not considered as extenuating for purposes of appealing suspension of financial aid.
To submit an appeal, the student must document the extenuating or special circumstance(s) and indicate what has changed that will allow the student to meet the conditions by the next evaluation. Follow the instructions below to appeal:
Step 1: Draft a letter of appeal to the Senior Director of Financial Aid requesting reinstatement. The letter must:
Step 2: Submit the letter of appeal to the Financial Aid Office with the supporting documentation mentioned above.
Appeals are reviewed and processed on a case-by-case basis, and the result of the appeal may lead to a denial. All decisions are final. An email notification will be sent to the student’s AUM email address to inform the student of the decision.