.15 Allowable Interruptions of Study.

A. The Office may extend the duration of an award for an allowable interruption of study of 1 year or less, at the discretion of the Office, if the recipient provides to the Office documentation of extenuating circumstances that prevent the recipient from maintaining continuous enrollment at the community college.

B. The Office shall review the studentís documentation of extenuating circumstances, and the Director shall render a decision within 30 days of receipt.

C. All documentation shall be submitted to the Office by the established deadline, or the extension shall be denied.

D. A recipient approved by the Office for an extension shall, after the extension expires, resume full-time enrollment, complete at least 12 credits per semester, and meet the GPA requirements under this chapter.