Virginia Commonwealth University

Unusual Enrollment History (UEH)

Effective for the 2013-2014 school year, the U.S. Department of Education has established new regulations to prevent fraud and abuse in the Federal Pell Grant Program by identifying students with unusual enrollment histories. What this means for you:

  • If you received a Federal Pell Grant at multiple institutions in recent academic years (2010-2011, 2011- 2012, & 2012-2013), your 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be flagged for unusual enrollment history (UEH).
  • The flags “2” and “3” will be indicated on your Student Aid Report (SAR) and the Financial Aid Office will be required to review your enrollment history to determine whether or not you are enrolling only long enough to receive cash refunds of Federal student aid.
  • If you received the Federal Pell Grant and credit hours (passing grades: A-D) were not earned at each institution attended during these award years, you may be determined ineligible for Federal financial aid.
  • The Financial Aid Office will determine if you had a valid reason for having unusual enrollment at multiple institutions.  You may be asked to provide valid documentation explaining the reason behind your unusual enrollment history.
  • If documentation is needed, the Financial Aid Office will contact you by letter detailing the appropriate documentation needed.
  • NOTE: Unusual Enrollment History (UEH) must be resolved before you will receive Federal financial aid.

Unusual Enrollment History Certification Form - http://www.enrollment.vcu.edu/finaid/forms.html.

 

 

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