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Lake Region State College

Transfer credits/Major changes

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Students who have changed their major,

pursuing a second degree or are transfer

students are more likely to reach the

maximum time frame. If a student changes

majors or has transfer credits, the credits

earned will be included in the calculation

of attempted credits, earned credits and

maximum time frame. Through the appeal

process the financial aid office can adjust

the maximum number of credits they are

allowed to attempt in the pursuit of their

degree. The student will be required to

submit an academic plan that has been

approved by an advisor.

Military

- Students who are required to

withdraw from LRSC after the financial

aid census date for military reasons may

be placed on Financial Aid Warning or

Disqualification. The student should contact

the Financial Aid Office to resolve any

negative SAP status that resulted from their

deployment.

Notification Process -

The student

will receive a written notification of their

Satisfactory Academic Progress Warning

and/or Disqualification status at the end

of each semester after grades are posted.

Applicable holds will be added to the

student’s Campus Connection hold list.

Appeal Procedures

- Financial Aid

Appeal is the process by which a student

who is not meeting LRSC’s SAP standards

petitions the institution for reconsideration

of eligibility for title IV financial aid. Title

IV financial aid includes Federal Pell Grant,

Teach Grant, SEOG Grant, WorkStudy,

Perkins Loan, Direct Loans and Direct PLUS

Loans. Students who fail one or more of the

three measures of SAP are not eligible for

federal, state and institutional financial aid.

However, students failing SAP standard who

had mitigating circumstance, such as death

in the family, illness, involuntary military

leave, etc., may request reinstatement of

their financial aid eligibility by completing

the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal

Form. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for

an Appeal Form or access the form from the

LRSC website at

www.lrsc.edu.

The appeal should include:

1. Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal

Form

2. Documentation to support the reason

for failure should be included with the

appeal form

3. A copy of the Academic Plan of Study,

signed by the student’s advisor, must be

attached

Financial Aid Committee and Decision

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SAP Appeals will be handled on an individual

basis. If the Director approves the petition,

the student will be deemed to be making a

satisfactory rate of progress for a period not

to exceed one year. If during this time the

student meets the established standards,

satisfactory progress will be re-established.

Students will be notified of the decision in

writing within 30 days.

Appeal of a denied petition may be made

in writing to the Vice President of Student

Affairs within 15 days of the notification

of denial. The request will be taken to the

Financial Aid Committee who renders a final

decision on all appeals within 30 days of

receipt of the written appeal. If the appeal

is approved, the student will be deemed to

be making satisfactory academic progress

for a period not to exceed one year. If

during this time the student meets the

established standards, satisfactory academic

progress will be reestablished.The decision

of the Financial Aid Committee will be final.

Scholarships and Awards

To apply for scholarships at Lake Region

State College, complete the scholarship

application available in the Student

Affairs Office or online at www.lrsc.

edu. Preference is given to students

who submit completed scholarship

applications by March 1; however,