Student Financial Aid Appeal Submission Dates
Summer - No Appeal Process
Fall 2015 - May 1 - June 30, 2015
Spring 2016 - September 16 - October 31, 2015
Completing the Appeal Process
1. Review the Appeal Process Tutorial for guidelines and instructions on how to submit your Appeal
2. If registered be prepared to cover all tuition costs or sign up for a payment plan. Payment plan information can be located on the Business Office website
3. Students who applied early and have an award posted for Summer (including Maymester) or Fall 2015 will have all awards canceled
4. Allow seven (7) weeks for processing
Q. I have been out of college for a number of semesters or years, how can I be on suspension?
A. Your academic history including hours transferred into the Alamo Colleges is cumulative & never resets itself. Once you are in violation of SAP requirements, the suspension status remains until an appeal is approved or sufficient progress is made. Transferred hours count towards maximum attempted hours.
Q.I've been removed from Academic Dismissal or am approved for Academic Fresh Start, does this remove me from financial aid suspension?
A. No. An approved petition or Academic Fresh Start does not impact your financial aid suspension. Only an appeal approved through the financial aid appeal committee can reinstate students.
Q. I'm on financial aid suspension, can I still apply for a Direct Loan?
A. No. Your suspension status impacts all eligibility for federal aid including Direct Loans.
Q. Is there anyway to expedite the review of my appeal?
A. No. Appeals are reviewed in date submitted order according to the date they are received.
Q. How long will it take to receive a decision?
A. The review time can take up to 7 weeks and there is no guarantee your appeal will be approved.
Q. How will I be notified whether my Appeal is approved or denied?
A. A message will be sent to your ACES Financial Aid portal.
Q. If my appeal is denied can I petition the decision?
A. No. The committee's decision is final.
Q. If I submitted my appeal before the Priority Processing Date, does this impact the processing time?
A. No. The Priority Processing Date does not apply to Financial Aid Appeals for Reinstatement.