Reinstatement Procedures for the TEXAS Grant
A TEXAS grant recipient who is below program grade point average requirements as of the end of a spring term may appeal his/her grade point average calculation if he/she has taken courses previously at one or more different institutions outside the colleges of DCCCD. In the case of such an appeal, the college (if presented with transcripts from the previous institutions), will calculate an overall grade point average counting all classes and grade points previously earned. If the resulting grade point average exceeds the program's academic progress requirement, an otherwise eligible student may receive an award in the following fall term.
If the student fails to earn the required 75% of enrolled hours or the minimum 24 semester credit hours during the preceding fall and spring semesters, the student may use credit hours earned in the following summer enrollment period to attain the minimum standards. If the resulting annual completion rate and hours earned are sufficient, an otherwise eligible student may receive an award for the following fall term.
All appeals should be submitted in writing to the college Financial Aid Office no later than July 31 following notification of the loss of TEXAS Grant eligibility. Reinstated eligibility does not guarantee an award will be given. Awards given on reinstated eligibility are subject to availability of funds.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This appeal process is only part of TEXAS Grant program rules. It does not apply to other programs. Please refer to the section on Satisfactory Academic Progress to review the requirements for reinstatement after being placed on financial aid suspension.