APPEAL REQUEST FOR SCHOLASTIC STANDING FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
MULTIPLE WITHDRAWALS FROM STUDY, UNSUCCESSFUL STUDIES OR OVERAWARD
Rev. 2019/07/26 Page 1 of 3
DEADLINE
Multiple Withdrawal/Unsuccessful Studies Appeal: six weeks before your study period ends.
Overaward Appeal: 90 days from the date you received the letter advising of your overaward.
WHAT IS AN APPEAL?
An appeal is the process by which you have the opportunity to request a reconsideration of your assessed award. If have had an
exceptional circumstance that meets one or more of the criteria listed below, and you have not received the maximum amount of
funding for the application study period, you may submit an appeal request. Once evaluated, the appeal request may result in a change to
your StudentAid BC award.
APPEAL CRITERIA
You can appeal your scholastic standing when you are otherwise on track to successfully complete your program and one or more of the
following criteria has impacted your ability to study:
Medical illness or injury
Family emergency (e.g., death or injury)
Natural disaster
Other exceptional circumstance
APPEAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. Talk to a Financial Aid Officer at your school, they can help you with the appeal process. If you are unable to contact a Financial
Aid Officer, contact StudentAid BC.
2. Review the Appeal Criteria.
3. Complete Sections 1, 2 and 3.
4. If your appeal circumstance is due to a medical reason, review Section 4 Medical Withdrawal Instructions.
5. Upload your completed Appeal Request Form and all required documentation to your StudentAid BC Dashboard.
SECTION 4 MEDICAL WITHDRAWAL INSTRUCTIONS (if applicable)
If your appeal circumstance is due to a medical reason, Section 4 of this form is to be completed by your doctor/counsellor.
Any fees charged by your doctor/counsellor to complete Section 4 are your responsibility and will not be reimbursed by StudentAid BC.
1. Fill out Sections 1 and 3 and forward this Appeal Request Form to your doctor/counsellor to complete Section 4.
2. Your doctor/counsellor will return the Appeal Request Form to you.
3. Upload your completed Appeal Request Form and all required documentation to your StudentAid BC Dashboard.
Appeal Request Form starts on page 2.
Refer to the StudentAid BC Policy Manual for more information on appeals.
Complete
sections 1,2,3
& 4 (if
applicable)
Upload
completed
Appeal Request
Form to your
Dashboard by
deadline
Upload all
required
documentation
to your
Dashboard by
deadline
StudentAid BC
reviews your
Appeal
Application
If approved:
you will receive
a Final Decision
Letter via your
Dashboard
If
not approved:
you will receive
a Notification
of Findings
Letter via your
Dashboard
You have
15 calendar
days
to provide
further
documentation
Additional
documentation
reviewed by
StudentAid BC.
You will receive
a Final Decision
Letter via your
Dashboard
APPEAL REQUEST FOR SCHOLASTIC STANDING FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
MULTIPLE WITHDRAWALS FROM STUDY, UNSUCCESSFUL STUDIES OR OVERAWARD
Rev. 2019/07/26 Page 2 of 3
You must upload all of the following documentation to your StudentAid BC Dashboard to support your appeal request:
A letter explaining:
Why you withdrew on each of the two separate occasions and/or were unable to successfully complete 68 weeks of post-
secondary study,
Which Appeal Criteria (see page 1) should be considered to set aside the standard requirement that you must complete two
semesters or one academic year without funding, and/or
Which Appeal Criteria (see page 1) should be considered to set aside your overaward (only applicable to loans).
Unofficial copy of all post-secondary transcripts.
A letter from your institution indicating the program that you are enrolled in, how many credits you have left to complete, how
many credits you have already completed and your estimated date of graduation.
A completed Section 4 with your doctor/counsellor’s signature and stamp (if your appeal circumstance is due to a medical reason).
YOUR ASSESSMENT WILL BE DELAYED OR DENIED IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.
By submitting this request for an appeal, I understand that:
All terms agreed to on my application will remain in force.
StudentAid BC may consider information from prior applications in my appeal request.
If Section 4 (Medical Withdrawal) is completed by doctor/counsellor:
I consent to the release of information from my doctor or counsellor to the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training,
StudentAid BC.
I understand that this information will be used to determine whether StudentAid BC approves my appeal due to my medical
condition.
Collection and use of information: The information included in this form and authorized above is collected under Sections 26(c) and 26(e) of the Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Act, and under the authority of the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, R.S.C. 1994, Chapter C-28 and StudentAid BC. The information provided will
be used to determine eligibility for a benefit through StudentAid BC and for statistical and evaluation purposes. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this
information, contact the Director, StudentAid BC, Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, PO Box 9173, Stn Prov Govt, Victoria B.C., V8W 9H7, telephone 1-800-
561-1818 (toll-free in Canada/U.S.) or (250)-387-6100 from outside North America.
Upload completed Appeal Request Form and all required documentation to your
StudentAid BC Dashboard at studentaidbc.ca/dashboard.
STUDENT’S SOCIAL INSURANCE NUMBER STUDENT’S APPLICATION NUMBER
STUDENT’S LAST NAME
STUDENT’S FIRST NAME MIDDLE INITIAL
SECTION 2 REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
SECTION 3 DECLARATION
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SECTION 1 STUDENT INFORMATION
APPEAL REQUEST FOR SCHOLASTIC STANDING FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
MULTIPLE WITHDRAWALS FROM STUDY, UNSUCCESSFUL STUDIES OR OVERAWARD
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YES
YES
YES
NO
DOCTOR/COUNSELLOR STAMP
INSTRUCTIONS TO THE DOCTOR/COUNSELLOR
Complete Section 4 and return it to the patient.
This form will not be processed without a doctor’s/counsellor’s stamp.
1. When was this medical condition first diagnosed?
2. Given the patient’s medical condition, would they have been able to
maintain at least 60% of a full-time course load (40% for student with
permanent disabilities as approved by StudentAid BC) and complete
the rest of the study period?
If NO, briefly explain why:
3. Did you advise the patient to withdraw from full-time studies
due to their medical condition?
If YES, what was the date? If NO, indicate the date of illness:
4. Briefly describe the nature of the student’s illness:
5. Is this student fit to return to school?
Collection and use of information: The information included in this form and authorized above is collected under Sections 26(c) and 26(e) of the Freedom of Information and
Protection of Privacy Act, and under the authority of the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, R.S.C. 1994, Chapter C-28 and StudentAid BC. The information provided will
be used to determine eligibility for a benefit through StudentAid BC and for statistical and evaluation purposes. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this
information, contact the Director, StudentAid BC, Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, PO Box 9173, Stn Prov Govt, Victoria B.C., V8W 9H7, telephone 1-800-
561-1818 (toll-free in Canada/U.S.) or (250)-387-6100 from outside North America.
PATIENT’S LAST NAME
PATIENTS’S FIRST NAME
NAME OF DOCTOR/COUNSELLOR
MAILING ADDRESS
CITY/TOWN
PROVINCE/STATE COUNTRY POSTAL/ZIP CODE
AREA CODE PHONE NUMBER
SECTION 4 MEDICAL WITHDRAWAL
(to be completed by doctor/counsellor)
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