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Financial Aid Appeals

The current semester’s appeal deadline is July 6, 2021. 

If your appeal for financial aid is approved by the college, you must follow the approved plan exactly or you risk losing your financial aid eligibility for the next semester. Collect all necessary information BEFORE you log in to submit your appeal.

Your appeal must include the following (3) three items:

1- A two-part written explanation of  

  1. a) WHY you did not successfully meet the required academic standards during the semesters of unsatisfactory progress and
  2. b) HOW the situation is resolved and WHAT you plan to do to be successful in the future;  

2- A completed Academic Plan including all semesters needed to either graduate or improve to a GPA (grade point average) or pass rate that puts you back in good academic standing; 

3- Documents that confirm or support the explanation(s) you have provided. 

These must be from a verifiable 3rd party (that is someone other than the student making the claim or the College personnel collecting the appeal information for review).  Write your name and ID number on the top, right corner of all supporting documents.

Duplicating the content of your written explanation is not acceptable as supporting documentation and the appeal will not be considered.

Examples of 3rd party documentation include, but are not limited to: 

Medical Records, Court Documents, Police Reports, Death Certificates or a Funeral Notice (with your name listed as an immediate family member), Corporate/company documents on official letterhead detailing changes at work.

Fraudulent documentation will not be tolerated and may result in the submitting student’s expulsion from the College and/or may result in prosecution for fraudulent action toward a government institution, both state and federal laws will apply and the Student Code will be enforced.

Currently enrolled students:

If you are currently enrolled, you may not appeal until grades are posted and the college completes the review of students’ Standard of Academic Progress (SAP). This SAP status officially determines whether or not  a student is eligible for financial aid.  

Your SAP status will be emailed to enrolled students at the end of each full semester while you are enrolled, using your  my.tridenttech.edu  email address.

Should you wish to check your current SAP status, to see if you are eligible for financial aid you may log in to one of the following: 

    my.tridentech.edu>Financial aid Status by Semester,

    my.tridenttech.edu>My Financial Aid, OR

    my.tridenttech.edu>My SAP Manager.

If your SAP status is INELIGIBLE for Financial Aid, you have the option to submit an appeal asking to be returned to ELIGIBLE status.

If granted ELIGIBLE status by the Appeals Committee, you may apply for and receive financial aid for upcoming semesters.

Need to change your plan?

If you need to change a currently approved Financial Aid Improvement/Graduation Plan for Change of Major or change credit hours per term/semester, you must submit a request to Appeal your current Financial Aid plan by emailing AppealsCommittee@tridenttech.edu or calling 843-574-6393. 

Your request will be considered, but it is NOT guaranteed until you receive an approval email.

Change requests will be considered during the regular appeals hearings each semester, and thus must be submitted prior to the deadline posted for each semester.

IMPORTANT NOTES

Thoroughly prepare your two-part written explanations and collect all supporting materials BEFORE you begin your appeal submission; have them available to you at the time you log in to complete your Appeal application.  
Submit your entire 3-item appeals package during one log-in session (this will reduce any possibility of system drops and data-entry errors). 
 
You should receive an email at your my.tridenttech.edu account within 24 hours confirming the that your complete appeal package is uploaded.  
If you do NOT receive an email within 24 hours, your appeal has not uploaded and needs to be re-submitted. 
 
late or incomplete appeal package will NOT be considered for review by the committee.    All decisions regarding an appeal are final