Reinstatement Request Process

If you are not meeting Financial Aid SAP standards, you can request reinstatement of your financial aid. If you are a financial aid student and receive veterans education benefits, appeal through the Financial Aid office and your appeal outcome will be shared with the Veterans Education Benefits Team. You are responsible for all tuition and fees regardless of your SAP status or the status of a reinstatement request.

To start the request process, you must:

  1. Complete your FAFSA.
  2. Be accepted into an eligible program of study.

Once we receive your FAFSA, your reinstatement requirements will be added to your myMadisonCollege To Do List.

Reinstatement Request Options

If circumstances outside of your control caused your suspension, view the Reinstatement by Appeal section. 

If no circumstances outside of your control caused your suspension, view the Reinstatement After Academic Improvement section.  

  • Reinstatement by Appeal

    If circumstances outside your control caused your financial aid suspension, 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 and 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:

    1. The Financial Aid Appeal form, found in your myMadisonCollege To Do List.
    2. Supporting documentation from a third party who supports the circumstances of the appeal, such as your doctor or employer.


    NOTE: You must meet with a Madison College Academic Advisor, Counselor, or Student Success Coach prior to submitting your appeal, as the form requires an authorized Madison College signature.

  • Reinstatement After Academic Improvement

    If there were not circumstances outside of your control that caused your suspension, you may appeal after you have shown Academic Improvement.

    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. This is not a situation that was outside of your control. You may appeal only after you have shown Academic Improvement. Once the requirements are met, you would submit the Appeal form and your successful grades will serve as your supporting documentation.

    Requirements to show Academic Improvement

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

    1. Pay 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. Submit the Appeal form once all of the above requirements are met. The Appeal form is found in your myMadisonCollege To Do List. 


    NOTE: You must meet with a Madison College Academic Advisor, Counselor or Student Success Coach prior to submitting your appeal, as the form requires an authorized Madison College signature.

Academic Plan

If your appeal is granted, you will be placed on Academic Plan. The requirements of Academic Plan are:

  1. 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.
  2. Achieve a 2.0 term GPA.

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.

NOTE: 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.
 

Review Process

Allow three to four weeks from submission of the Appeal form and all documentation for the Appeal to be processed. You will be notified regarding a determination or next steps via your myMadisonCollege Message Center. To expedite processing, submit all your paperwork at the same time. All documentation must be submitted by the following deadlines.

  • Fall semester: Third Monday in November
  • Spring semester: Third Monday in April
  • Summer semester: Third Monday of the semester

Any documentation submitted after the deadline will be considered for the following semester.