My friend is trying to start attending college again, but is having a really hard time to be approved for any sort of loans, due to his past grades. He attended University of Cincinnati for two years. During the first year he did fine with grades, but then the second year came along and he stopped showing up for classes and wanted to tour with his band. He got about a 0.5 GPA for two quarters, then stopped going. This was two years ago and he is now interested in going back. He applied for FAFSA but was turned down due to his extremely low GPA. I assumed if he filled out FAFSA, he would be offered subsidized or unsubsidized loans regardless of GPA. I figured he would obviously not be offered any sorta of scholarships or grants. Does anyone have any advice on what he should do? Are there certain criteria to apply for academic forgiveness? I never really had much problems receiving grants or loans, so I don't really know what to tell him.