That's how my school works. If you appeal for financial aid and it doesn't go thru then that means you will have to pay for that semester out of pocket. If you pass those 2 classes during summer semester then you can receive financial aid for the fall semester because you academically proved yourself.
I have been in the Active Army for 19 years and love it. If you want to get a better job with college money and full of benefits talk to your locale Active Army recruiter
When it comes to financial aid or scholarship questions, I just tell my friends to visit http://www.FinancialAidQuick.com and take a look around.Its good starting point with a few good sources of aid.