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.
- STUDENT APPEALS PROCESS The Suspension Appeal form is accessed online at Trident Technical College's Website http://www.tridenttech.edu/. The student completes the online form with a written detailed statement. The student submits appropriate documentation to the Registrar's office, Building 410 on Main Campus by 5:00 p.m. by the last day of Final Registration for the upcoming semester. The committee does not review suspension appeals submitted by students after the published appeal deadline date.
- COMMITTEE PROCESS The Committee meets after the suspension appeal deadline and prior to the beginning of classes to review all appeals. The Committee may opt to meet prior to the deadline to review the financial aid appeals of students who are not enrolled in the current semester. The Chair and Registrar (Vice Chair) schedule meeting dates. The Assistant Vice President of Student Services provides a listing of the students with appeals, along with their statements and documentation to the Committee for review. The guidelines for appeal decisions are retained by the Committee chairperson.
- NOTIFICATION TO STUDENTS The Committee notifies students of the decision on their appeals by email sent to their Campus Crusier account.
- STATUS OF APEALS If an academic appeal is approved, the student;
- Must see a counselor to receive a Counseling Verification Form.
- Request an academic advisor to review and initial the Counseling Verification Form during advising.
- Register for classes.
- Contacts the Financial Aid office if receiving financial aid.
If an academic suspension appeal is denied, the following options are available:
- The student may enroll in any combination of the following courses, not to exceed six (6) credits:
- Sit out for the upcoming semester, then see a counselor before returning to school.
- Contact the Registrar's office for additional information.
If a financial aid suspension appeal is denied, the procedure for re-establishing financial aid is as follows:
- 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.
- The student placed on financial aid suspension for failure to maintain the required quality hours, as stated in the Academic Satisfactory Progress Policy Statement for Title IV (Federal) Student Aid Recipients, must achieve the necessary quality hours for reinstatement 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 being reinstated on financial aid.