Semesters of Eligibility for Financial Aid
If you entered as a first-year student, your eligibility for assistance from the university is normally limited to your first 8 academic semesters (4 years) at IIT, or 10 academic semesters (5 years) for student in the College of Architecture, including academic course work completed at another institution during a regular academic year, regardless of whether or not you received financial aid while attending that institution.
Semesters of assistance for a transfer student are determined after a review of the student's previous college enrollment.
Exceptions to these policies must be approved by the Appeals Committee on University Financial Aid which is chaired by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid; appeals for a one-semester extension follow the institutional scholarship appeal process here: http://www.iit.edu/financial_aid/appeals.shtml. Students who may require a year-long course to meet degree requirements should make their educational plans explicit in the very first communication with the Office of Financial Aid.
The Office of Financial Aid expects that appeals to the standard financial aid policy, will be fully supported by the student's academic advisor, and/or Educational Services, and/or the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs.
NOTE: This does not include course work taken while studying abroad through enrollment in a program that is not sponsored by the Illinois Institute of Technology.
[Policy last revised and updated: March 2010; authorized by Gerald P. Doyle, Vice Provost — Undergraduate Enrollment and Financial Aid]