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Financial Aid Appeals

Students whose eligibility has been terminated because of failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress may appeal their status. Circumstances which may be considered for appeal include: death in the student's immediate family, medical emergencies, accidents, divorce or separation of parents, personal tragedy, or other documented circumstances beyond the student's control which prevented him or her from meeting the minimum standards. Students may also appeal if they have exceeded the maximum timeframe by providing an explanation and their plan for graduation.

Students receiving aid on appeal that complete all attempted coursework with a grade of 'C' or better may continue receiving aid for the subsequent term on a probationary status.

Appeals Procedure

• The student must submit a request in writing by completing the online Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Form. The online SAP Appeal Form is available online in the myEFSC Student Portal in the Financial Aid Forms & Upload section.

• The circumstances which prevented satisfactory progress to occur must be clearly stated. The student must also state what has changed that will now allow the student to make progress.

• The request must include documentation to support the exceptional circumstance, such as death certificate, statement from physician, or other verifiable information.

• Once the review has been made the student will be notified of the result of the review by email at the student's EFSC Titan email account.

• A subsequent review will occur after the student's first enrollment period. If the student fails to meet all standards, the student will be suspended from receiving further financial aid.

Regaining Eligibility

If a student is placed on Financial Aid Suspension and does not have special circumstances or the student’s appeal is denied, the student may regain eligibility for financial aid by:

  • Earning a minimum cumulative EFSC GPA of 2.0;
  • Achieving a cumulative completion ratio of at least 67%, AND
  • Staying within the 150% time frame maximum for the student’s program of study.

Students must notify the Office of Financial Aid in writing once the above requirements have been met.   

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Aid and Scholarship Contacts

Phone: 321-433-7339
Email: finaid@easternflorida.edu

View more contact info & hours
Cocoa:

Ralph M. Williams Student Center,
Bldg. 11
Melbourne:
Student Services Center, Bldg. 1
Palm Bay:
Administration, Bldg. 1
Titusville:
Student Center, Bldg. 3