For any student who is not meeting their Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards, you can request reinstatement of your financial aid. International students, veterans who are enrolled in Veterans Benefits, and any student enrolled in financial aid with a Suspension SAP Status can start the appeal process that best applies to their situation.

Options for Requesting Reinstatement

There are two options for requesting reinstatement:

  1. If your suspension status was caused by circumstances out of your control, you will want to follow the directions under the Reinstatement by Appeal section.
  2. If your suspension status was caused by circumstances that were in your control, you may be able to appeal under the Reinstatement After Academic Improvement section.

To start the request process, you need to complete the FAFSA and to have been accepted into an eligible program of study.

The link to the reinstatement form will be found in your myMadisonCollege account To Do List.

Below are directions on how to reinstate by appeal and reinstating after academic improvement.

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Reinstatement Option 1: By Appeal

If your suspension status was caused by circumstances out of your control, you may submit an Appeal.

Example: You had a medical emergency and had to withdraw from all your classes. You were then suspended for being below the 67% Completion Percentage requirement. You may complete and submit the Appeal form with medical documentation for review.

Example: You previously completed a program at Madison College. You were then suspended for exceeding the Maximum Attempted Credits in your current primary program. You would explain on the Appeal that you previously completed a program, how you plan to complete your current program in a timely manner and indicate that the documentation is on file.

How to Appeal

Submit the following items to request reinstatement of your financial aid:

  • The Financial Aid Appeal form, is found in your myMadisonCollege To Do List.
  • Supporting documentation from a third party who supports the circumstances of the appeal, such as your doctor or employer.
  • You must meet with a Madison College Academic Advisor Counselor prior to submitting your appeal, as the form requires an authorized Madison College signature.
  • After submitting your appeal, it can take up to 2-4 weeks for the review process. After that, you will be given your results if it was approved or not approved via your myMadisonCollege Message Center and email.

How to Reinstate Financial Aid via an Appeal

Follow the directions below to reinstate your financial aid via an appeal:

  1. Complete your FAFSA form studentaid.gov.
  2. Be accepted into a financial aid eligible program.
  3. Complete the Financial Aid Appeal form. The Financial Aid Office will provide this for you via your myMadisonCollege To Do List.
  4. Gather all supporting documentation from a third party (such as a doctor or employer). Submitting all documentation by the deadline will make the review process run in a timely manner. SAP appeals without documentation may be denied.
  5. Meet with an advisor or counselor to get your appeal signed.
  6. Submit your appeal by the deadline. Any appeal or documentation submitted after the deadline will be considered for the following semester.

Deadlines for Review Process

  • Fall 2022: November 14, 2022
  • Spring 2023: April 17, 2023
  • Summer 2023: July 17, 2023

Reinstatement Option 2: By Academic Improvement

If your suspension status was caused by circumstances in your control, you may appeal only after you have shown Academic Improvement. Once you meet the requirements, you can then submit the Appeal form and your successful grades will serve as your supporting documentation.

Example: Your first semester grades were not good because you didn't spend enough time on your homework. You were then placed on Warning because your cumulative GPA was below the 2.0 requirement. In your second semester, you also did not do well due to not spending enough time on your homework and your cumulative GPA was again below the 2.0 requirement. You were then placed on Suspension.

Requirements To Show Academic Improvement

Complete the following items to request reinstatement of your financial aid:

  1. Pay out of pocket for and complete at least six (6) credits in one semester at Madison College.
  2. Complete all classes with no drops on or after a course start date and no final grades of W, F, U, I, WNA, or NCR.
  3. Achieve a 2.0 term GPA.
  4. You must meet with a Madison College Academic Advisor Counselor prior to submitting your appeal, as the form requires an authorized Madison College signature.
  5. Submit the Appeal form once all the above requirements are met. The Appeal form is found in your myMadisonCollege To Do List.

How to Reinstate Financial Aid via Academic Improvement

Follow the directions below to reinstate your financial aid via academic improvement:

  1. Pay out of pocket and complete at least 6 credits in one semester.
  2. Complete all classes with no drops on or after a course start date.
  3. Earn your final grades. Grades W, F, U, I, WNA or NCR will not be accepted.
  4. Achieve a 2.0 term GPA.
  5. Meet with an advisor counselor, or success coach to get your appeal signed.
  6. Complete the Financial Aid Appeal form. Your Academic Advisor will provide you with this form.
  7. Submit your appeal by the deadline. Any appeal or documentation submitted after the deadline will be considered for the following semester.

Deadlines for Review Process

  • Fall 2022: November 14, 2022
  • Spring 2023: April 17, 2023
  • Summer 2023: July 17, 2023

Approved Appeals

Once your appeal has been approved, you will be placed on an Academic Plan.

You will remain on the Academic Plan until you meet the SAP standards or complete your program.

If you fail to meet the Academic Plan requirements, you will be placed back on Suspension and will not be eligible for financial aid. If there were circumstances outside of your control that caused you to not meet the Academic Plan requirements, you may submit a new Appeal.

If you change your primary program of study after being placed on an Academic Plan status due to exceeding Maximum Attempted Credits, you will be placed back on Suspension and will not be eligible for financial aid if you exceed Maximum Attempted Credits for the new primary program. The Academic Plan status does not transfer from one program to another, regardless of meeting the requirements outlined above.

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