A student who has been suspended from financial aid may make a Written Appeal, if he/she has extenuating or mitigating circumstances that contributed to his/her inability to meet the requirements. Students may appeal for one of the following reasons:

  1. The death of an immediate family member.
  2. Severe injury or illness of the student that has caused hospitalization for an extended period of time.
  3. Other extenuating circumstances which may include but are not limited to:
    1. Severe illness of a relative for whom the student has custodial responsibility.
    2. Emergency situations such as fire or flood.
    3. Military reassignment, required job shift change, or job transfer that prevented the student from completing a semester.
    4. Separation or divorce.

Such an appeal must be accompanied by supporting documents and be submitted to the Director of Financial Aid who will share the appeal with the Appeal Committee.

Second appeals are rarely approved and must have serious new circumstances to be considered.

Review of appeals for a current semester requires that the appeal be received by the committee prior to the last appeal date during the semester.

This means that:
Fall appeals MUST be received no later than November 1st.
Spring appeals MUST be received no later than April 1st.
Summer appeals MUST be received no later than July 1st.


A student who has been Suspended from financial aid for academic reasons and has not had an appeal approved, may be eligible for reinstatement if he/she attends and pays for classes at their own expense and now meets the required Federal Standards. A written request for reinstatement is required.

The FVCC Financial Aid Office will attempt to notify, in writing, any student currently receiving financial aid who is placed on Warning or Suspension. However, failure to receive such notification does not relieve the student of the requirement to read, understand and follow the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for Financial Aid Recipients.