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.
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
You may appeal a SAP Suspension Status on the basis of:
- serious injury or illness
- death of a relative
- other extenuating circumstances
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.
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
- Step 1: Deans Discretionary Appeal Form
- Step 2: Complete an Academic Plan signed by an academic advisor
- Step 3: Strategies for Academic Success
- Step 4: GradReady Financial Literacy
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.
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
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