Unusual Enrollment History
The U.S. Department of Education has established new regulations to prevent fraud and abuse in the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Direct Loan Program by identifying students with unusual enrollment histories. Some students who have an unusual enrollment history (UEH) have legitimate reasons for their enrollment at multiple institutions. However, such an enrollment history requires our office to review your file in order to determine future federal financial aid eligibility. If selected by the Department of Education (via the FAFSA), this must be resolved before you will receive financial aid.
Definition of Unusual Enrollment History
The specific pattern the Department of Education uses to select students includes those students who have received a Federal Pell Grant or a Federal Direct Loan (not including a Direct Consolidation Loan or parent PLUS Loan) at multiple institutions during the past three academic years. Once the Department of Education indicates that a student has an unusual enrollment history, the Financial Aid office must then take action and review the academic history prior to determining federal financial aid eligibility for that student.
What Will Be Required of YouIf selected, our office will notify you of what is required. We will check your financial aid history at previous institutions that you attended during the previous three years. You are required to have received academic credit at any institution you received the Federal Pell Grant and/or Federal Direct Loan (not including a Direct Consolidation Loan or parent PLUS Loan) while attending during those relevant academic years. You need to ensure that we have received all official transcripts for schools previously attended. These records were required at the time of admission and must be on file with the Registrar's Office for your financial aid review. Our office will verify the academic credit was received at each institution during the relevant years. If so, we will notify you that you have satisfied this requirement. If you failed to receive academic credit at any institution you received a Federal Pell Grant and/or Federal Direct Loan (not including a Direct Consolidation Loan or parent PLUS Loan) during the relevant award years, your federal financial aid will be denied and you will be notified.