Financial Aid Suspension Appeal
The University of Southern Mississippi, as required by federal regulations, monitors minimum standards of satisfactory academic progress (SAP) as it relates to each student's eligibility to receive federal student aid funds, including grants, loans, and work-study. A student who has been placed on financial aid suspension because of failure to meet quantitative or qualitative standards may appeal the decision (Undergraduate Bulletin). Federal law requires that the student demonstrate mitigating circumstances. Mitigating circumstances are those that have an effect upon the student's academic performance, were substantially beyond the student's control, and whose occurrence would not likely to be repeated.
Students access the Request for Reinstatement of Financial Aid Form on the Office of Financial Aid Important Forms webpage or the Gulf Coast Office of Financial Aid Important Forms webpage and are instructed to submit the form via mail or fax to the Office of Financial Aid on the Hattiesburg campus or the Gulf Coast campus. Appeals are placed for consideration before the Office of Financial Aid Appeals Committee.