Effective 2013-14, the U.S. Department of Education will select students with an unusual enrollment history in cases where the student received Federal Pell Grants at multiple institutions in recent years.
The student's FAFSA will reflect any unusual enrollment history and the Financial Aid Office will be required to review enrollment history to determine whether or not the student enrolled only long enough to receive refunds of Federal Student Aid. If the student received the Federal Pell Grant with no earned academic credit at each institution during these award years, the student may be determined ineligible for Federal Financial Aid.
If a student is deemed ineligible the student may submit a written appeal and documentation to explain the lack of earned academic credit at each institution previously attended. The Financial Aid Office will review the information to determine if the student may be placed on an academic plan of action and receive financial aid or if the student will be denied financial aid.