|(a) In the event of a hardship or for other good cause,
the Program Officer at a participating institution may allow an otherwise
eligible student to receive a grant;
(1) while maintaining a grade point average below the
required level, as defined in §22.257 of this subchapter (relating
to Satisfactory Academic Progress);
(2) while maintaining a completion rate below the required
level, as defined in §22.257 of this subchapter;
(3) while enrolled less than half time;
(4) while enrolled in semester credit hours in excess
of the attempted hour limit, as defined in §22.258(c) of this
subchapter (relating to Discontinuation of Eligibility and Non-Eligibility),
though the total number of semester credit hours paid for, at least
in part, with program funding may not exceed 75 or its equivalent;
(5) while enrolled beyond the time limit restrictions,
as defined in §22.258(d) of this subchapter.
(b) Hardship conditions may include, but are not limited
(1) a showing of a severe illness or other debilitating
condition that may affect the student's academic performance;
(2) an indication that the student is responsible for
the care of a sick, injured, or needy person and that the student's
provision of care may affect his or her academic performance; or
(3) the requirement of fewer than six semester credit
hours to complete one's degree plan.
(c) Documentation of the hardship circumstances approved
for a student to receive a grant must be kept in the student's files,
and the institution must identify students approved for a grant based
on a hardship to the Coordinating Board, so that it may appropriately
monitor each student's period of eligibility.
(d) Each institution shall adopt a hardship policy
under this section and have the policy available in writing in the
financial aid office for public review upon request.