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Financial Aid Probation
Realizing that a student’s academic career may experience occasional hardships, a one-term probation is provided to those
financial aid students who do not meet the satisfactory academic progress criteria. In order to be removed from Financial
Aid Probation, the student must register for a minimum of six credits and receive a 2.0 or better term GPA. Should the
student register for less than six credits, he/she will remain on probation until such time that they do so. In addition, should
the student register for six credits and fail to achieve the required 2.0 term GPA, he/she will be placed on Financial Aid
Suspension.
Financial Aid Suspension
Should the student fail to meet the requirements for reinstatement under Financial Aid Probation or make a 0.0 GPA for the
term, they will immediately enter into Financial Aid Suspension. At this point, all Federal, State and institutional funding
will cease for the succeeding term of enrollment, including all student loan programs. To be removed from Financial
Aid Suspension, the student must complete a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal, have that appeal approved by the
Student Affairs Appeals Committee and successfully complete at least sex credits. Reinstatement will not be retroactive.
Appeal Process
Should the student feel that there are unusual circumstances related to his/her failure to meet the above satisfactory
progress standards, they may appeal to the Student Affairs Appeals Committee for possible re-instatement. Students who
are not satisfied with the decision of the Student Affairs Appeals Committee have the right to appeal the decision with the
Dean of Student Services. The Financial Aid Suspension Appeal form includes instructions on proper documentation and is
available in the Financial Aid office at the Key West Main Campus or at
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Students who have receive approval of a financial aid suspension appeal that will require multiple terms of successful
course completion to regain SAP status will be required to have an Academic Plan on file to receive aid. Their eligibility for
next term’s financial aid will require they meet the Academic Plan goals. Students may not have more than three financial
aid appeals while enrolled at FKCC.
All audited course work (a grade of “X”) will not be used in the determination of financial aid awards. In addition, enrolled
students may not change their registration status to an audit once the financial aid has been determined.
Reasons for Scholarships or Grant Repayment
The following actions will require repayment of any grants or scholarships you have received including money that has
been used for tuition/fees, books and supplies and living expenses.
• You register for classes and you do not attend one or all of your class(es), and/or you do not drop your
class(es) during add/drop. You will be required to repay any grants and/or scholarships you received due to
reduced eligibility.
• You register for a class and change from credit to audit. You will be required to repay any grants and/or
scholarships you received due to reduced eligibility.
• You register for classes and drop all of your classes during add/drop, but you purchased books and/or
supplies using a scholarship or grant and you did not return them to the bookstore. You will be required to
repay any grants and/or scholarships you received due to reduced eligibility.
• You receive a grant or scholarship that required full-time attendance and you have a class cancelled, you
never attend a class, or you change from credit to audit and your credit hours are less than 12. You will be
required to repay any grants and/or scholarships you received due to reduced eligibility.
• You completely withdraw prior to completing 60 percent of a term and you received federal aid.
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