Change in Program: A change of program of study is allowed. However, all credit hours attempted, including transfer credits, attempted by the student in their previous programs will be included in the maximum timeframe calculation. A student may only receive aid up to 150% of the normal timeframe of the new program of study. If a student has reached the maximum timeframe for their new program of study, they may file an appeal for additional hours due to mitigating circumstances. If a student has previously earned a degree or certificate and wishes to purse another program, the student may complete a Request for Additional Program and submit it to the financial aid office for review. See the appeals process below. Lifetime Maximum: Students may receive Pell Grant for up to 6 full years, 12 full semesters, for a total of 600% Lifetime Eligibility Used, as determined by the Department of Education. Once a student has received a Pell Grant for lifetime maximum of 600%, they will no longer be eligible for additional Pell Grants. Appeals Process: If a student wishes to request consideration for re-instatement of federal financial aid due to mitigating circumstances, the student must complete a Financial Aid Appeal form and provide appropriate documentation. A written explanation regarding the mitigating and/or extenuating circumstances, plan for improvement, academic plan signed off by an advisor, and supporting documentation must be included with the Financial Aid Appeal form. The student should explain what happened when the student previously attended LBW to prevent them from making academic progress and what has changed in the student’s situation to allow them to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements at the next evaluation. The appeal form and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office, to be reviewed by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee as soon as possible, but no later than 10 days before the first day of class. The student will be notified by email of the decision by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. The decision of the Financial Aid Appeals Committee is final and is determined on a case by case basis. Students re-instated on Financial Aid Appeal will be required to follow an academic plan and if eligible, must contact the Director of Student Success within the time frame given by the appeals committee. Students must comply with all requirements and recommendations. Documentation will be provided by the Director of Student Success to the Financial Aid Office before the Financial Aid Probation will be removed.

Enrollment Status for Federal Pell Grant Recipients

Degree Programs – A student must register for an appropriate number of credit hours in order to qualify as outlined:

Enrollment Status

Required Credit Hours



Three Quarter Time



2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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