Probation/Suspension and Appeals
Edinboro University has additional criteria in place for maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress under certain circumstances.
Students who fail to meet SAP requirements will be placed on financial aid warning for one semester if they have not been prior on financial aid warning or financial aid probation.
- Students who have been on financial aid warning in a prior semester will be put on financial aid suspension if they have not met the SAP requirements.
- Students on financial aid suspension must submit an appeal, which is based on circumstances beyond the student’s control, and if the appeal is approved, will have an academic plan completed to reach Satisfactory Academic Progress standards at the end of the academic plan.
- If at the end of the probationary period or academic plan, the student does not meet the requirements for SAP, all aid will be cancelled.
- In order to meet probation requirements students must follow the requirements of their academic plan.
- Students must attend a SAP meeting the first time on Warning or Probation if they have not previously attended a meeting.
- Academic and/or personal counseling services are encouraged and can provide the student with additional support, which may help alleviate obstacles that hinder satisfactory academic progress. Students on probation are further encouraged to consult with a financial aid counselor prior to withdrawing from any classes or if midterm grades are failures.
- Students who fail to meet the requirements of probation are placed on Financial Aid Denied Status.
Students who wish to appeal the suspension of financial aid eligibility based on extenuating circumstances, such as severe illness, death of close family member, severe injury, other traumatic experiences, may do so by submitting an appeal form and supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Office within the first two weeks of the semester.
To appeal you must:
- Complete the Appeal Form and turn it in by the end of the second week of the semester.
- Identify the circumstances that led to SAP not being maintained in an attached statement.
- Provide supporting documentation, e.g. statement from the doctor, death notice, etc. when applicable.
- Must be signed by the student.
- Include your Edinboro student ID number (or Social Security number) and current address.
- Must be legible.
- Upon receipt of your Appeal Form, an Academic Plan will be completed and emailed to your Edinboro email.
- The Academic Plan must be reviewed by the student and his/her advisor.
- The Academic Plan must be signed by both student and advisor and then returned by the end of week eight.
- The Academic Plan must be returned to the Financial Aid Office for completion of the appeal process.
The Financial Aid Director will notify the student of the decision to reinstate or deny aid. If approved, conditions may apply. If the conditions are not satisfied, aid may be denied in a subsequent term. As described in the federal regulations, all decisions at this point are final.
All initial and subsequent appeals, supporting documentation and corrective plans of action must be received within ten (30) days of notice. The committee will not review incomplete and/or partial appeals. All documentation is retained by the Financial Aid Office for audit purposes.
Reinstatement of Aid
Aid may be reinstated on a probationary status by meeting the requirements for SAP or by an approved appeal. If aid is reinstated, a probationary status will remain in effect. A period of non-enrollment does not reinstate aid eligibility.