PURPOSE: The Academic and Financial Aid Suspension Appeals Committee reviews and adjudicates student appeals on matters of academic and/or financial aid suspension. The Vice President for Student Services establishes committee protocol and appoints the chairperson and committee members. Committee decisions are final.
The Vice President for Student Services establishes committee protocol and appoints the chairperson and committee members. Committee decisions are final.
- STUDENT APPEALS PROCESS
The students access the appeal form online using the tridenttech.edu portal. Students who are currently enrolled must wait until the end of the current semester. The student submits appropriate, third party, supporting documentation electronically when submitting the appeal.
- COMMITTEE PROCESS
The committee meets regularly to review and adjudicate all appeals. The Chair and Vice Chair schedule meeting dates. The Chief of Staff for Student Services provides a listing of the students with appeals, along with their statements and documentation to the committee for review.
- NOTIFICATION TO STUDENTS
The committee notifies students of the decision on their appeals by email sent to their official my.tridenttech.edu
- STATUS OF APPEALS
If an academic appeal is approved, the students:
Meet with the Navigator or Advisor to discuss education goals and for course registration.
If an academic suspension appeal is denied, the following options are available:
- The student should meet with a Navigator or Advisor to discuss education goals and possible registration. Enroll in any combination of approved courses, not to exceed six (6 credits for a semester). The student will register after meeting with an Advisor, or
- Sit out for the upcoming semester, then see an Advisor before returning to school.
- Contact the Registrar's office for additional information.
If a financial aid suspension appeal is denied:
- The student placed on financial aid suspension as a result of academic suspension returns at the student's own expense after serving his/her academic suspension. The student is required to achieve at least 2.000 cumulative GPA in a minimum of six (6) credits in the semester upon returning for financial aid re-instatement.
If a financial aid appeal is approved, the student;
- May enroll only for classes as stipulated in the approved Graduation or Improvement Plan as presented in the student’s notification email.
- If a student wishes to change the approved plan in any way, the student must request the change in the form of an appeal.
- The Student placed on financial aid suspension for failure to maintain the required quality hours, as stated in the Academic Satisfactory Progress Statement for Title IV (Federal) Student Aid Recipients, must achieve the necessary quality hours for re-instatement of financial aid eligibility. Students can obtain a copy of the Academic Satisfactory Progress Policy Statement for Title IV (Federal) Student Aid Recipients at the Financial Aid office or in the online version of the College’s Student Handbook.
The student placed on financial aid suspension who has attended six semesters and has failed to achieve a cumulative 2.000 GPA must achieve a 2.000 GPA before having financial aid reinstated.