Financial Aid Probation Intervention (FAPI)
Pitt Community College’s Early Alert program has created an intervention workshop to help students who are in jeopardy of losing their financial aid benefits. This initiative, Financial Aid Probation Intervention or FAPI for short, helps students to better understand the rules of financial aid, develop the skills needed to become more successful, and assists each student in creating an individual plan to return to satisfactory academic progress. Workshop topics include financial aid education, time management, learning/teaching styles, and career exploration.
Each semester students who are not making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) are informed that they have been placed on financial aid probation. They are also informed about FAPI, how this workshop can educate them about financial aid probation, and what can be done to return to Satisfactory Academic Progress status. Although these workshop dates are provided to students placed on probation, this program is voluntary.
FAPI is a creative approach that offers a timely intervention to at-risk students through a series of online and face-to-face meetings. It also connects the student to an Early Alert Coach who works with them to enhance the quality of their education.
For additional information on the Financial Aid Probation Intervention, please contact the Early Alert Coordinator, Dr. Kimberly Williamson at (252) 493-7217 or Early Alert Counselor, Jasmin Spain at (252) 493-7501.