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Unusual Enrollment History
UEH

The U.S. Department of Education has established regulations to prevent fraud and abuse in the Federal Pell Grant and Direct Federal Student Loan Program by identifying students with "unusual enrollment histories".  Unusual enrollment history is defined as a student who enrolls at a school, receives federal student aid, fails to complete any classes and then goes to another school. Some students who have an unusual enrollment history have legitimate reasons for their enrollment at multiple institutions.  However, such an enrollment history requires the Financial Aid Office to review your file in order to determine future Federal financial aid eligibility.  If selected by the Department of Education, this must be resolved before you will receive financial aid. 

Definition of Unusual Enrollment History (UEH)

The specific pattern the Department of Education uses to select students includes those students who have received a Federal Pell Grant and/or Federal Direct Student Loans at multiple institutions during the past three or four academic years.  Once the Department of Education indicates that a student has an unusual enrollment history, the Financial Aid Office must review the academic history prior to determining federal financial aid eligibility for that student. 

Students with an unusual enrollment history will have one of the following UEH flags and C codes on their ISIRs (Institutional Student Information Records), which is the school version of the SAR (Student Aid Report) issued by the Department of Education upon completion of the processing of your FAFSA.


UEH  Flag Value 

C Code 

Comment Code 

Flag Description 

School Action to Resolve Flag 

 N

 No 

 None 

 Enrollment pattern not
 unusual


 No school action required.   

 

 2

  Yes 

 359 

 Possible enrollment pattern
 problem. 

 School must review enrollment/academic and
 financial aid records for past three/four award
 years. 

 3

  Yes 

 360 

 Questionable enrollment
 pattern 

 School must review enrollment/academic and
 financial aid records for past three/four award
 years. 

 

What Will Be Required of You

If selected, the Office of Student Financial Aid will notify you of what is required.  We will check your financial aid history at the previous institutions that you attended.
 

2015-2016 Academic Year

If you are attempting to enroll for the Fall 2015, Spring 2016 or Summer 2016 semesters we will review your enrollment history at all schools you attended during 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years, at which you received a Pell Grant and/or a Federal Direct Student Loan disbursement.

2014-2015 Academic Year

If you are attempting to finalize your Financial Aid paperwork for the 2014/2015 academic year, we will review your enrollment history at schools you attended during 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years, at which you received a Pell Grant disbursement. 

You are required to have received academic credit at any institution you received the Federal Pell grant while in attendance during those relevant academic years outlined above.  You evidence that you received academic credit at any of the institutions you attended by submitting either an official or unofficial transcript, or grade report, to the Office of Student Financial Aid (please submit official transcript(s) to the Admissions Office). Once all transcripts have been received, our office will verify whether or not academic credit was received at each institution during the relevant years.  If approved, we will notify you that you have satisfied this requirement.  If you failed to receive academic credit at any institution you received a Federal Pell grant during the relevant award years you will be required to complete and submit the UEH Continued Eligibility form, which can be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Aid, along with a statement and supporting documentation (if applicable) explaining why you failed to earn credit during the applicable award year(s). No aid will be disbursed until all required documentation has been received.

Eligibility Approved

If the UEH review and/or documentation supports that you did not enroll in multiple schools/programs solely to obtain the credit balance payment, then you will be eligible for Title IV funds (Financial Aid), provided you meet all other requirements. Collin College must document its determination in the student’s file and process the student’s Title IV aid accordingly.

Eligibility Denied

If after reviewing the UEH Continued Eligibility Form and documentation you are denied financial aid, please follow the steps below to appeal for possible reinstatement of eligibility for a future semester. You will be automatically denied eligibility if you refuse to submit the required documentation.

Appeal for Reinstatement of Eligibility

Students who are no longer eligible for Title IV funds and would like to appeal for reinstatement because of a mitigating circumstance, must do the following:

  • The typed appeal must be submitted to the financial aid department. In the appeal you must explain what caused your failure to earn academic credit at each/all institutions attended? The circumstances must reflect a rare, extenuating circumstance and documentation must be provided to support the reason for your appeal; (i.e. injury, illness, death of relative OR other rare, extenuating circumstance).

When a student regains eligibility under these provisions, eligibility for Pell Grant and campus-based aid begins in the payment period during which the student regained that eligibility. For Direct Loans, eligibility begins with the period of enrollment during which the student regained eligibility.