Understanding Unusual Enrollment History

The federal government has established regulations to prevent fraud and abuse in the federal aid programs 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 via the FAFSA, transcripts for each institution attended will be required before you will receive financial aid.

Frequently asked questions

How does the Department of Education select students for this status?

The specific pattern the Department of Education uses to select students includes those students who have received federal grants and/or loans at multiple institutions during the past four academic years. Once the Department of Education indicates that a student has an unusual enrollment history pattern, CCBC's Financial Aid Office must then take action and review the academic history prior to determining federal financial aid eligibility for that student.

What is required to have my unusual enrollment history reviewed?

If selected, our office will notify you of what is required. We will check your financial aid history at your previous institutions that you attended during the previous three years. You are required to have received academic credit at any institution you received federal aid while attending in those relevant academic years. You need to ensure that we have received all official transcripts for schools previously attended. Our office will review your transcripts and communicate with you via your SIMON account.

Can I appeal the decision if my financial aid is denied?

Students are able to appeal their financial aid denial by submitting an appeal form with documentation. The appeal form will be in your SIMON account and you will be provided with instructions.