Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals

You must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in order to receive financial aid. SAP is defined as successful completion of coursework toward an eligible certificate or degree.

SAP Standards


Include a minimum grade point average (GPA) and a minimum pace requirement.

  • Apply to a student’s entire academic record (including transfer hours), whether or not financial aid was received for prior semesters.

See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy page for more information.

 

SAP Eligibility Review


Your academic progress will be reviewed at the end of every semester. See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy page for a list of factors that will be evaluated.

If you are placed on Suspension status, you may regain financial aid eligibility by:

  • Earning the necessary GPA or semester hours to meet the minimum SAP standards while not receiving financial aid.

  • Completing the appropriate Appeal process.

 

Appeals to Financial Aid Suspension


SAP Appeal


You may appeal a SAP Suspension Status on the basis of:

  • serious injury or illness
  • death of a relative
  • other extenuating circumstances

You must submit the SAP Appeal Form and complete an Academic Plan with your advisor. For more information, visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy page.

 

Please note: Up to two appeals may be accepted. Per Federal financial aid regulations, appeals are not automatically accepted and may be denied. The decision of the Dean of Student Development is final.

 

Deans Discretionary Appeal


If you have exceeded the maximum number of appeals but feel that you have extenuating circumstances that warrant additional consideration, you must complete the Dean’s Discretionary Appeal process. You will be required to submit documentation of your extenuating circumstances. Submit the following documents

 

Please note: Per Federal financial aid regulations, appeals are not automatically accepted and may be denied. The decision of the Dean of Student Development is final.

SAP Appeal Deadlines

Refer to your suspension notification for deadline dates.

Notify the Financial Aid Office if you have extenuating circumstances that will prevent you from submitting your Appeal documents on time. Late appeals will be accepted at the discretion of the Dean of Student Development.