How can I appeal my HOPE Scholarship?
There are two different processes of attempting to have your HOPE Scholarship reinstated. The first is the appeal process listed under section A and requires submission of the HOPE Appeal Form. The second process is listed under section B and requires submission of the HOPE Reinstatement Request Form. Be certain that you submit the correct form for your situation.
Section A: Appeal for Extreme Circumstances
Only under extreme circumstances can you immediately appeal the loss of your HOPE Scholarship. This form must be submitted within the first two weeks of the semester following the notification of loss of eligibility. Dropping below the minimum hourly requirement is NOT grounds for appeal. Click here to access the Hope Appeal Form.
Section B: Reinstatement Request
Your HOPE Scholarship may also be regained under the one-time only Repeat or Academic Achievement Options. These requests can be submitted at the end of the semester the HOPE attempted hour checkpoint (24, 48, 72, and 96) has been reached. Remember, the cumulative HOPE GPA at 24 and 48 attempted hours must be 2.75.
In order to regain the HOPE Scholarship by choosing the one-time only Repeat Option, the repeat course must be taken before the attempted hour checkpoint has been reached. After the repeat has been applied and you have the required cumulative HOPE GPA, your scholarship will be awarded the following semester. Click here to access the HOPE Reinstatement Request Form.
In order to regain the HOPE Scholarship by choosing the one-time-only Academic Achievement Option, you must be at the next HOPE attempted hour checkpoint (24, 48, 72, or 96 attempted hours) before receiving the award. For example, if you lost your scholarship at the 24 attempted hour checkpoint due to HOPE GPA, you can regain the scholarship the semester after you have reached the 48 attempted hour checkpoint. However, you must have a 2.75 HOPE GPA. Click here to access the HOPE Reinstatement Request Form.