Beginning in 2013-2014, some Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAs) will be flagged for “unusual enrollment history” by the U. S. Department of Education as a result of the student having received Federal Pell Grants or Federal Loans at multiple institutions in recent years. Flags 2 and 3 require that the current institution review the student’s enrollment history and determine whether or not the student is enrolling only long enough to receive cash refunds of federal student aid.

In order to review a student’s UEH flag, Drew University’s Office of Financial Assistance will check the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for complete enrollment history. This includes the name of each school attended during the review period and dates of attendance.

How to Resolve

Students with UEH flags 2 and 3 are required to provide Drew University’s Office of Financial Assistance with their academic transcripts or grade reports from all colleges and universities attended during the review period unless these transcripts or grade reports were previously provided to the Admissions/Registrar’s Offices. If Pell Grants or Federal Loans were received and credit hours (passing grades: A-D) were not earned at each institution attended during these award years, the student may be determined ineligible for further Federal Financial Aid. The Office of Financial Assistance has the authority to require an official academic transcript from any/all colleges attended during the review period if the documents you submit are unclear.

Appealing the Ineligibility Determination

To appeal an Unusual Enrollment History (UEH) flag, students must complete the Unusual Enrollment History Appeal Form.

Regaining Federal Student Aid Eligibility

Students whose aid eligibility is denied as a result of their UEH can be re-considered for federal student aid after enrolling for two academic terms, not dropping or withdrawing from (officially or unofficially) any courses after the term begins, and meeting the College’s standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).