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||[Nov. 23rd, 2010|04:08 pm]
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Who here knows about the newish rules regarding financial aid?|
My friend was going to school and took out some student loans and mostly grants, and was making straight A's. During the middle of his 3rd semester, right before midterms, he found out his brother had died, and he was not able to take the midterms and took time off. His teachers understood and he recieved "Incompletes" for his grades.
Well, he basically sunk into an insane depression, he had just quit his job to continue school full-time so he can't get unemployment, but he was told by his financial aid counselor that he also did not qualify for financial aid anymore because he did not pass any classes that semester.
Now, I know people have been able to get back on aid even if they FAIL all their classes for a semester, they just have to have had a decent GPA at that point.
The financial aids counselor didn't even tell him that he could file an appeal, I was the one that eventually brought it up to him. He has been trying to get his brother's death certificate to file an appeal, but there has been problems with THAT due to him living in 2 different counties...or something?
So anyway, even if he files this appeal, it's been about a year at this point. Does he still have a chance to appeal or would he have to pay back ALL of his loans before getting new ones to go back to school?