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Policies and Conditions

The following are the policies and conditions that pertain to financial aid recipients and applicants.  By accepting your financial aid you are also agreeing to the conditions and requirements for that aid.


  • Appeals
  • If you or your custodial parent(s) have been adversely affected by extraordinary circumstances that have reduced your ability to pay for college expenses and/or if your basic financial aid budget is not reflective of your educational expenses, the UCI Financial Aid Office may review those circumstances in order to consider changes to your available financial aid.

    If you are a prospective student who has been admitted to more than one UC campus or other college, you should submit appeal information to each respective campus.

    For details on the financial aid appeals process visit www.ofas.uci.edu/appeals.

    (Reviewed 2/13/2012 - CS)

  • Enrollment Requirements
  • In order to be eligible for payment of all financial aid awards you must be enrolled in at least six (6) units each quarter.  Our office will verify the number of units you are enrolled in at the conclusion of the sixth week of each quarter.  We will also verify your enrollment at the end of the quarter.

    Some financial aid programs (Federal Pell, Federal Teach and Cal Grant) require you be enrolled in at least twelve (12) units in order to receive the full award amount. If you enroll in fewer than twelve (12) units, your grant will be prorated based on your enrollment and aid program requirements.

    Part-Time Enrollment

    If you officially enroll as a part-time student your fees and your financial aid will be adjusted.

    (Reviewed 2/13/2012 - CS)

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • In order to be eligible to receive financial aid, you must be making satisfactory academic progress.

    Effective fall 2011:

    Should you have questions regarding this policy, you may contact our office.

  • Student Withdrawal Policy
  • Students who withdraw from UCI prior to completing 60% of the term for which they received federal financial aid will be subject to both the UC Fee Refund Policy and the Federal Return of Title IV Funds policy. Title IV funds are federal funds awarded to a student to meet educational expenses. Title IV funds include:
    • Federal Pell Grant,
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG),
    • Federal Perkins Loan,
    • Federal Direct Student Loan,
    • Federal Direct PLUS Loan and
    • Federal Teach Grants.
    Students who cancel their registration (or have their registration cancelled by the University) prior to the first day of classes will be billed for all financial aid disbursed on their behalf.

    UC FEE REFUND POLICY

    Students who withdraw may have some of their fees refunded under the UC Fee Refund policy. Any refund due a student will first go toward any federal financial aid amounts paid on behalf of the student (or to the student), regardless of what source was used to pay fees. The UC Fee Refund Policy is detailed in the General Catalogue.

    FEDERAL RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS POLICY

    Federal law requires federal aid recipients to "earn" the aid they receive. Students who withdraw prior to completing 60% of the term for which they received federal student aid may be required to return some of the aid they were awarded.

    The return of Title IV financial aid is based upon the amount of federal financial aid received, the University charges incurred AND the student's date of withdrawal. University charges include fees, out-of-state tuition, and on-campus housing charges. Students who withdraw prior to completing 60% of the term will "earn" a percentage of the financial aid paid to them (or used to pay their fees) for each day of the term they attended.

    Students who withdraw after completing 60% of the term will have earned all financial aid received.

    Withdrawal Process: Students withdrawing from the University must contact the Registrar's Office. Information regarding the withdrawal process is available from the Registrar's website. The official withdrawal date that the University will use for Title IV return of aid is the date the student initiates the withdrawal process, not the date the withdrawal paperwork was completed. This date generally will be the same date used to calculate the UC Fee Refund.

    The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will be notified of a student's withdrawal from the University by the Registrar's Office. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will calculate the amount of federal financial assistance the student earned and will return to the federal government the University's portion of the unearned amount. The student will be billed for the unearned portion of any federal Title IV financial aid received. The UC Fee Refund amount will be applied first to the University's portion.

    Return of Federal Title IV Funds:The federal formula requires a return of financial aid if the student received financial assistance in the form of a Federal Pell or Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Student Loan or PLUS loan and withdrew prior to completing 60% of the term.

    # OF CALENDAR DAYS REMAINING IN TERM=% OF AID TO BE RETURNED
    # OF CALENDAR DAYS IN TERM


    -Example-

    Student withdraws Spring 2011 term on Wednesday of Week 5:

    (Calendar Days in Term = 80)

    Days Attended
    29
    Earned Aid
    29/80 = 36.3%
    Days Remaining in Term
    51
    Unearned Aid to be Returned
    51/80 = 63.7%

    The University will return to the federal government any funds that were credited from the UC Fee Refund first. If the amount returned by the University is not enough to repay the entire unearned amount, the University will bill the student for portions of amounts received for non-institutional charges (such as books, supplies and off-campus living expenses).

    Amounts that are returned to the federal government, either from the UC Fee Refund or on behalf of the student, will first be applied to the student's federal loans. If the student owes any federal loan funds after the University has paid back its share, she will be permitted to repay the loans based on the original terms of the loans -- usually a ten-year repayment term after a grace period and deferment period if the student returns to school. In addition, the student may be billed for any unearned Federal grants received. The student will be expected to pay 50% of the unearned portion (either immediately or make satisfactory arrangements to repay that amount).

    For students who do not officially withdraw from the University, the University will initially calculate the Return of Title IV financial aid using the mid-point of the term as the "official" withdrawal date, and will bill them for any funds due the federal government. Because they did not complete an official withdrawal from the University, there will be no UC Fee Refund and they will be billed for any amounts due back to the federal government. The university will then require students to have an instructor verify their class attendance that term. If an instructor can verify their attendance in a course past the 60% point of the term, the University will cancel their bill. If no instructor can verify they started attendance in a course for that term, the University will bill them for all of their aid.

    Special note for students living in campus housing: Any student who withdraws prior to completing 60% of the term will be billed for a portion of the federal financial aid the student received to cover their UCI housing costs. The amount billed will depend on the point in the term the student withdrew. Students should contact the UCI Housing Office to determine if they will receive a refund from the Housing Office that may be used to pay the amount the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships bills them.

    A Final Note about Withdrawing: Any student contemplating withdrawing from the University should contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to speak with a financial aid counselor concerning the financial ramifications of withdrawing.

    Students who are receiving a Cal Grant should also contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to discuss the ramifications of withdrawing on their Cal Grant status. Check with your financial aid counselor on how you may be able to re-establish a term of eligibility for your Cal Grant.

    (Reviewed 3/23/2012 - BS)

  • Enrollment Verification of Family Members
  • If you reported more than one family member in college on your FAFSA, our office will ask you to have their enrollment verified. We will send you notification to have completed by their college. Your financial aid eligibility may be revised based upon that verification.

    If the family member is no longer enrolled in college, this will impact your financial aid eligibility. If your family member is not enrolling in college, at least half-time, you should notify our office as soon as possible so we may inform you of the changes.

    Changes to the number of family members enrolled in college have a substantial impact on your aid eligibility. In most cases it can double your Expected Family Contribution so it is vital you report any changes as soon as possible so you have accurate information regarding your aid eligibility.

    Dependent Students:

    Who is an eligible family member?
    • A sibling who is under the age of 24 and enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate degree or certificate program at another college.
      • NOTE: If the sibling is a high school student who is concurrently taking college courses, the student is not counted as a family member in college for federal aid. However, the sibling will be counted as a family member in college for institutional aid provided the sibling is enrolled at least half time and provided that their degree or certificate program is an eligible program and their college is eligible for any of the Federal Student Aid programs. In order for the sibling to be considered an eligible family member in college, he/she must submit a letter on official letterhead from the college's Admissions and Records office stating that he/she is admitted as a regular student and listing his/her major, degree objective and length of program.
    • A member of your parents' household, who (a) will enroll in college at least half-time during the 2013-2014 academic year and (b) was born on or after 1/1/1990 and (c) will be enrolled in an undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate program.
    Who is not an eligible family member?
    • Parents.
    • Foster children.
    • Family members attending foreign colleges (unless the college is a Title-IV eligible school), military schools, non-degree granting programs and/or non-financial aid recipient colleges.
    • Family members enrolled in less than half time and/or enrolled in Graduate or Professional Schools.
    • Family members born before 1/1/1990.
    Independent Students:

    Who is an eligible family member?
    • A spouse, who (a) will enroll in college at least half-time during the 2013-2014 academic year and (b) will be enrolled in a degree or certificate program.
    • A child or other dependent of yours who was born on or after 1/1/1990 and enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate degree or certificate program at another college.
      • NOTE: If the child or dependent is a high school student who is concurrently taking college courses, the student is not counted in number in college for federal aid. However, the child or dependent will be counted as a family member in college for institutional aid provided the child or dependent is enrolled at least half time and provided that their degree or certificate program is an eligible program and their college is eligible for any of the Federal Student Aid programs. In order for the child or dependent to be considered as a family member in college, he/she must submit a letter on official letterhead from the college's Admissions and Records office stating that he/she is admitted as a regular student and listing his/her student's major, degree objective and length of program.
    Who is not an eligible family member?
    • Foster children.
    • Family members attending foreign colleges (unless the college is a Title-IV eligible school), military schools, non-degree granting programs and/or non-financial aid recipient colleges.
    • Family members enrolled in less than half time.
    • A child or other dependent enrolled in Graduate or Professional Schools.
    • A child or other dependent born before 1/1/1990.

    (Revised 11/13/2013 - BS)

  • Loan Counseling (Entrance and Exit Counseling)
  • All student loan borrowers must complete loan counseling.

    If you are a new borrower you must complete entrance counseling prior to receiving your loan.

    When you graduate or leave school you must complete exit loan counseling.

    Loan Entrance Counseling

    First-time Borrowers/Loan Entrance Counseling: Each student receiving a loan for the first time at UCI must complete Loan Entrance Counseling. This requirement applies to students who have previously borrowed at another institution. Loan funds cannot be released until this requirement has been met.

    Instructions:

    • "Sign in" to www.StudentLoans.gov by clicking the "Sign In" button under "Manage My Direct Loan":



    • Select the "Complete Counseling" link:



    • Select entrance counseling by clicking the "Start" button.



    • Under "School Information", select "California" as the "School State" and "University of California, Irvine" as the "School Name".
    • Follow the instructions to complete the counseling.

    Please note: It will take at least two business days before we will receive confirmation that you've completed the entrance counseling.

    Loan Exit Counseling

    Federal regulations and UCI policy requires that students who take out a student loan must complete exit counseling before they leave school (graduate) or drop below half-time (6 units). This requirement is in place so that you will receive essential information regarding your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower. You will receive information about the types of loans you received, when and where to make your payments, what to do if you cannot make your payments, and what can happen if you do not make your payments.

    If you fail to complete exit counseling a hold will be placed on your records. You will not be able to re-enroll in classes, or obtain other university services and documents including, but not limited to your transcripts or diploma.

    Exit counseling may be completed on line. To complete your counseling, locate the type of loan(s) you borrowed and follow the link indicated.

    FEDERAL DIRECT LOANS

    • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
    • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
    • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan

    If you had any of these loans, you can complete exit counseling on line by visiting www.studentloans.gov.


    Instructions:

    • "Sign in" to www.StudentLoans.gov by clicking the "Sign In" button under "Manage My Direct Loan":



    • Select the "Complete Counseling" link:



    • Select exit counseling by clicking the "Start" button.



    • Under "School Information", select "California" as the "School State" and "University of California, Irvine" as the "School Name".
    • Follow the instructions to complete the counseling.

    If you have questions you should contact our office at (949) 824-8262.

    School of Business students should call (949) 824-5728.

    School of Medicine students should call (949) 824-6476.


    If you had any of these loans you can complete exit counseling on line by visiting UCI Loan Services.

    • Perkins Loan
    • University Loan
    • California Medical Education and Residency Foundation Loan (CMERF)
    • Edna Dessery Loan
    • Carl H. Fee Loan
    • Hawk Loan
    • Loan for Disadvantaged Students
    • Medical Access Loan
    • Primary Care Loan
    • Josephine Ohler Reed Loan
    • Silver Light Loan

    If you have questions you should contact UCI Loan Services at (949) 824-7081 or loans@uci.edu.

    (Last reviewed 4/03/2013 - BS)

  • Domestic Partnerships
  • The California Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act of 2003 extends rights, benefits and obligations to individuals in Registered Domestic Partnerships, effective January 1, 2005. If you, or your parents, are in a Registered Partnership this may impact your eligibility for state and institutional financial aid.

    If you are affected by this change you must complete the Domestic Partnership Status form and return it to our office in order to be considered for state/institutional aid including Cal Grant, UC Irvine Grant and University Loan. This does not impact your current eligibility for federal student aid (i.e., Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, Direct Loan).

    Information for students in a Registered Domestic Partnership

    • Federal Aid
      • Your eligibility for federal financial aid is not based on your status as a Registered Domestic Partner.
      • You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using only your information.
      • If you are a dependent student you must complete Step Four (Parent's Information) and have a parent sign the form.
      • If you are an independent student you must complete the FAFSA using only your information.
    • State/Institutional Aid*
      • If you are in a Registered Domestic Partnership you must provide information regarding your partner for state and institutional financial aid purposes. This is in addition to your FAFSA information already submitted for federal aid. You should submit that information using the Verification of Domestic Partnership Status Form. The student and partner must sign the form.
      • A copy of the Declaration of Domestic Partnership or Certificate of Domestic Partnership issued by the Secretary of State must be submitted with this form.
      • If the partnership is recognized outside of the state of California documentation from the issuing state must be submitted.
      • If you are a dependent student, your application for state and institutional financial aid will be revised to reflect your and your partner's information only (your parent's information will not be used for state/institutional aid eligibility).
    Information for parents in a Registered Domestic Partnership
    • Federal Aid
      • Your eligibility for federal financial aid is not based on your custodial parent's status as a Registered Domestic Partner.
      • You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using only your and your custodial parent's information.
    • State/Institutional Aid
      • If your custodial parent is in a Registered Domestic Partnership you must provide information regarding your parent's partner for state and institutional financial aid purposes. This is in addition to the FAFSA information already submitted for federal aid. You should submit that information using the Verification of Domestic Partnership Status Form. The student, custodial parent and partner must sign the form.
      • A copy of the Declaration of Domestic Partnership or Certificate of Domestic Partnership issued by the Secretary of State must be submitted with this form.
      • If the partnership is recognized outside of the state of California documentation from the issuing state must be submitted.
    As always, should you have questions or need additional information regarding your financial aid, you should contact our office.

    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the California Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act of 2003

    When does the Act take effect?
    The California Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act, also known AB 205 became law on September 22, 2003, and became effective January 1, 2005.

    What does the Act do?
    The Act extends new rights, benefits and obligation to individuals in California Registered Domestic Partnerships. Implementation of the law means changes to many state and university programs, including the information used to determine student eligibility for financial aid for those programs.

    What financial aid programs are affected?
    Eligibility for financial aid funds from the state or university will be based upon the Domestic Partnership status of the student and/or parent. These include:

    • Cal Grant A*
    • Cal Grant B*
    • Cal Grant B Stipend*
    • UCI Grant
    • University Loan
    • Hawk Loan
    What financial aid programs are not affected?
    Eligibility for federal financial aid or private sources will not be affected. These programs include:
    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal Perkins Loan
    • Federal Work Study
    • Federal Direct Loans (subsidized, unsubsidized, PLUS)
    • Federal Teach Grant
    • Private/Alternative Loans
    • Outside scholarships/fellowships
    I'm in a Domestic Partnership, what do I have to do?
    As a student in a Domestic Partnership you need to have your partner complete the Domestic Partnership Status Form for Students. Once the form is complete and signed, return it to our office. We will then re-evaluate your financial aid eligibility for state/university funds based on this information. You will receive notification of your revised aid eligibility within two weeks.

    My parent is in a Domestic Partnership, what do I have to do?
    Your custodial parent and their partner need to complete the Domestic Partnership Status Form for Parents. Once the form is complete and signed, return it to our office. We will then re-evaluate your financial aid eligibility for state/university funds based on this information. You will receive notification of your revised aid eligibility within two weeks.

    How is financial aid eligibility affected?

    • Dependent students in a Domestic Partnership:
      • Dependent students will be considered independent for state and university aid.
      • The partner's information will be considered as part of the resources available to the student when determining eligibility for state and university aid.
      • For federal financial aid the student will remain a dependent student and their parent's information will be used to determine their eligibility.
    • Independent students in a Domestic Partnership:
      • Your dependency status for financial aid does not change.
      • The partner's information will be considered as part of the resources available to the student when determining eligibility for state and university aid.
    • Dependent Students with a custodial parent in a Domestic Partnership
      • Your dependency status is not affected.
      • The partner's information will be considered as part of the resources available to the student when determining eligibility for state and university aid.
    How is the information submitted to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships used?
    As with any information submitted to the Office, data provided on the Domestic Partnership Form is subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and university privacy policies. The information is used to assess the student's financial resources available to assist in paying for their UCI costs.

    (Reviewed 2/13/2012 - CS)

  • Disclosures
  • Privacy Statement The campus Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is responsible for maintaining the information you provide on your financial aid application and accompanying documents. The information will be provided to the state and federal governments if required by law. You have the right, according to the law, to access your information.

    The State of California Information Practices Act of 1977 requires the University to provide this information to applicants for financial aid who are asked to supply information about themselves. Maintenance of the information is authorized by University policy.

    Nondiscrimination Policy Statement Regarding Student-Related Matters. The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and university policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy*, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services. The university also prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in university programs and activities.

    Inquiries regarding the University's student-related nondiscrimination policies may be directed to:

      Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD)
    103 Multipurpose Science and Technology Building
    University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-1130
    Phone (949) 824-5594
    E-mail: oeod@uci.edu
    Website: www.oeod.uci.edu

    *Pregnancy includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.

    Accreditation Statement UCI is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The campus is fully accredited by the Senior Commission of WASC. This accreditation requires periodic review in accord with WASC policies and standards. Further information is available from WASC, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; telephone (510) 748-9001; http://wascsenior.org/. In addition, the undergraduate degree program of the Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society; the credential programs of the Department of Education are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC); the undergraduate majors in Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical, Environmental, Materials Science, and Mechanical Engineering offered by the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; the M.S. program in Genetic Counseling is accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling; the Graduate School of Management School of Business is accredited by AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; the M.D. program of the UCI College of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association; and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program is accredited by the National Planning Accreditation Board; the Program in Nursing Science is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the Juris Doctorate program is provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association.

    The original Accreditation Statement is maintained in the Office of Academic Affairs. If you wish to review the complete Accreditation Statement, you should contact the Office of Academic Affairs, (949) 824-2377.

    (Reviewed 2/22/2012 - CS)

  • Rights And Responsibilities
  • Rights and Responsibilities as a Financial Aid Recipient

    Your Rights
    You have the right to know:
    • What financial assistance is available at UCI.
    • The deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available.
    • The cost of attending UCI and UCI's refund policy.
    • The criteria used by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to select financial aid recipients.
    • How your financial aid eligibility was determined.
    • What resources are considered in the calculation of your financial aid eligibility.
    • How much of your financial need is unmet, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
    • The terms and conditions of the various financial aid programs, including the criteria for your continued eligibility in the programs.
    • The method by which disbursements will be made to you and the frequency of those disbursements.
    • The portion of the financial aid you receive that must be repaid, and what portion is grant and therefore not repayable.  If the aid is a loan, you have the right to know what the interest rate is, the total amount to be repaid, the procedure for repayment and when the repayment is to begin. You have the right to a sample loan repayment schedule for loans.
    • How UCI determines whether you are making satisfactory academic progress for financial aid and what happens if you are not.
    Your Responsibilities
    You are required to:
    • Report to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships any change in the following:
      • Housing changes
      • Enrollment status
      • California residency status
      • Additional earnings, funds or support, including any graduate assistance.
    • Be enrolled at least half-time. Half-time is defined as six (6) units per term.
    • To receive the loan(s) you were offered, you must accept the loan, submit all required loan paperwork, and complete the loan counseling. These all must be completed while you are still enrolled at least half-time for the same academic year the loan was offered to you.
    • For Federal Direct Student Loans, notify the loan servicer of address changes and other information as specified in the loan terms.
    • Complete mandatory loan exit counseling upon ceasing to be enrolled in at least 6.0 or more units if you have borrowed from the Federal Direct Stafford, Graduate PLUS and/or Federal Perkins Loan programs.
    • Review the loan terms and process any documents regarding repayment prior to graduation.
    • Assume responsibility for repayment of all loans accepted.
    • Repay any funds you receive which cannot be reasonably attributed to meeting your educational expenses (overpayments).
    • Maintain satisfactory academic progress in the course of study you are pursuing as prescribed by the UCI policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid, published in the UCI General Catalogue and on the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website.
    • Notify the UCI Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships should you be convicted of a drug offense while receiving Title-IV funds.
    • Notify the UCI Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships if you currently are or if you become incarcerated in a federal, state or local penitentiary, prison, jail, reformatory, work farm or similar correctional institution.
    • Notify the UCI Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships once you have met all degree requirements in your declared major(s), regardless of your intent to pursue a minor, retake courses to improve your GPA, or for any other reason.

    (Revised 12/19/2013 - BS)

  • Special Circumstances
  • Some students and families experience special circumstances that affect their ability to pay for educational expenses. If you believe you have special circumstances and would like to have your application re-evaluated you may request a review of your file.  With appropriate documentation changes may be made to your financial aid eligibility.

    Educationally Related Expenses

    Your cost of attendance may be adjusted to include:
    • Necessary dental or medical expenses not covered by insurance and incurred during the period of enrollment.
    • Additional books or supplies required for certain majors, thesis or dissertation expenses.
    • Special expenses a person with disabilities may incur that are not reimbursed by another agency.
    • Child-care expenses.
    If you incur any of these expenses and wish to have your budget re-evaluated you must submit a "Re-Evaluation Request for Special Circumstances" form which is available in our office.

    Any adjustments made to your cost of attendance will be covered with PLUS or unsubsidized loans.

    Change in Financial Circumstances

    If you or your family had a change in your economic circumstances after filing your financial aid application you may request your application be reviewed. Circumstances that will be taken into consideration are:
    • Unemployment of a primary wage-earner
    • Legal separation or divorce
    • Death of a parent or spouse
    • Long-term loss of employment
    • Disability of primary wage-earner
    • Loss of non-recurring income
    If you, or your family, has experienced any of these circumstances which have had a significant impact upon your family's financial situation you may request your application be reviewed by completing a "Re-Evaluation Request for Special Circumstances" form which is available in our office.  You will be required to submit documentation supporting your request.

    Any adjustments made to your financial aid eligibility due to extenuating circumstances will be covered with Federal Direct Student or PLUS loans, and if eligible, Federal Pell Grants.

    Circumstances that cannot be taken into consideration include:
    • Requests dealing with real estate, business or investment loss as those are difficult to predict if these losses will be included in your IRS income tax returns.
    • Requests dealing with discretionary spending such as excessive credit card debt or second homes.
  • Termination of Aid Upon Meeting Degree Requirements
  • According to federal regulations, undergraduate students are only eligible to receive financial aid while continuing to take classes towards their degree. Upon completion of the requirements to receive a bachelor's degree for all declared majors, a student's financial aid must cease. This is regardless of the student's pursuit of a minor, acceptance of the degree or submission of a formal petition (application) to graduate.

    If and when the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships learns that you have completed the requirements for a degree for all your declared majors, your future financial aid will be withdrawn.

    (Added 12/19/2013 - BS)

 

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