Students placed on financial aid warning status who do not successfully resolve their warning status by the end of the warning term will be placed on financial aid suspension. Financial aid suspension halts all federal, state and institutional aid, as well as most outside scholarships and alternative loans. We place students on financial aid suspension status when one of the following situations occurs:
Undergraduate or graduate students:
- Being placed on warning and not resolving the warning status during the next term or not completing the next term successfully
- Reaching the maximum time frame for completing a degree program
- Students who have reached junior status (90 or more credits) with a cumulative GPA below 2.0 in courses taken at Marylhurst University. This situation cannot be appealed. Students only may regain financial aid eligibility after earning a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. This is a federal financial aid regulation and, therefore, can’t be appealed.
Students placed on financial aid suspension status and denied financial aid have the right to appeal. To appeal, you must submit a written appeal to the director of financial aid. The appeal should include the following information:
- A statement in your own words explaining why you failed to earn the required credits and/or required GPA for multiple terms
- The actions you will take, or have taken, to correct the situation and prevent it from reoccurring
- If the appeal involves a medical reason, documentation from a doctor indicating you are cleared to return to school and that medical condition will not prevent you from being successful in the future
- If the appeal involves exceeding the maximum time frame to earn a degree, documentation from your academic adviser which lists the remaining courses required to complete your degree
We include appeal forms with all financial aid suspension notices. Appeal forms also are available in the financial aid office or online.
Students who successfully appeal their suspended status will be placed on financial aid probation.
If the director of financial aid denies the appeal, a student can take the appeal to the vice president for enrollment management.
Please note that undergraduate students who have reached junior status (90 credits) with a cumulative GPA below 2.0 cannot appeal suspended status. Students only may regain financial aid eligibility after earning a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. This is a federal financial aid regulation and can’t be appealed.
Looking for specific financial aid forms? How about the financial aid handbook? All that great financial aid content is available in our Tuition and Aid section of this website. Just as a heads up: it’s a lot of information so if you ever need any help, please feel free to reach out to our Office of Financial Aid.