Reinstatement Request Process
If you are not meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards required to receive financial aid at Madison College, you can request reinstatement of your financial aid. Please note that you are responsible for all tuition and fees regardless of your SAP status or the status of a reinstatement request. In order to start the request process you must:
- Complete your FAFSA.
- 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 there were circumstances outside of your control that caused your suspension, please select Appeal to see if you qualify to submit a request for reinstatement.
If there were not circumstances outside of your control that caused your suspension, please select After Academic Improvement to see how to qualify to request your reinstatement.
- Reinstatement by Appeal
If there were circumstances outside your control that caused your financial aid suspension, you have the option to submit an appeal.
Example: You had a medical emergency and had to withdraw from all of your classes. You were then suspended for being below the 67% completion requirement. You would complete and submit the Appeal form, medical documentation, and an Academic Plan for review.
Example: You previously completed a program at Madison College. You were then suspended for exceeding the Maximum Attempted Credits in your current program. You would explain on the Appeal form 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
You must submit the following items in order to request reinstatement of your financial aid. The Appeal form and Academic Plan can be found in your myMadisonCollege To Do List. The supporting documentation must be from a third party who supports the circumstances of the appeal, such as your doctor or employer.
- The Financial Aid Appeal form
- Supporting documentation (see examples listed on Appeal form)
- The Academic Plan form
- Reinstatement After Academic Improvement
If there were not circumstances outside of your control that caused your suspension, you have the option to 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 suspended because your GPA was below the 2.0 requirement. This is not a situation that is outside of your control. You may appeal 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. Please note that an appeal reason of Academic Improvement may only be used once.
Requirements TO SHOW ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT
You must complete the following items in order to request reinstatement of your financial aid. The Appeal form and Academic Plan can be found in your myMadisonCollege To Do List.
- Take at least 6 credits within one semester at Madison College;
- Complete all classes with no final grades of W, F, or I;
- Achieve a semester GPA of at least 2.0; AND
- Submit the Appeal form and the Academic Plan form once all of the above requirements are met.
The Academic Plan form must be completed with an Advisor and submitted along with your Appeal form and supporting documentation. On the Plan form, you will list all of the classes needed until graduation. If your appeal is grated, you will then be placed on the Academic Plan. The requirements of the Academic Plan are:
- Complete all classes with no final grades of F, W, or I;
- Achieve at least a 2.0 GPA each semester; AND
- Complete the classes planned on the Academic Plan form.
You will remain on the Academic Plan until you cumulatively meet the SAP standards or graduate. 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 Plan requirements, you may submit an Appeal.
Allow approximately 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 of your paperwork at the same time. All appeals and corresponding paperwork must be submitted by the following deadlines. Any documentation submitted after the deadline will be considered for the next semester.
- Fall semester: Third Monday in November
- Spring semester: Third Monday in April
- Summer semester: Third Monday of the semester