Submitting A Financial Aid Academic Appeal

Students whose financial aid is suspended due to exceeding the maximum time frame or not meeting the grade point average and/or completion rate requirement may appeal if they have extenuating circumstances that contributed to the poor academic performance. You are required to submit documentation to support your explanation.

Students who wish to submit an appeal form must first complete an online Satisfactory Academic Progress workshop. The workshop will review the basics of SAP and how to complete an appeal form. The appeal form will be provided at the end of the workshop on the confirmation page.

An SAP Calculator is now available to assist you in determining the number of credit hours you need to successfully complete in future semesters and the grades you will need to earn in order to maintain financial aid eligibility.


Fall 2021

Appeals Submitted by Decisions by
June 16 - June 25 July 9
June 26 - July 13 July 30
July 14-23 August 6
July 24-30 August 14
July 31 - August 20 September 10
August 24 - September 6 September 24
September 7 - October 1 (for students starting second mini-mester classes) October 14

SAP Appeals will be viewed according to the schedule below with the following exceptions:

  • Students who are enrolled summer 2021 and submit an appeal by July 30 can expect a decision by August 14.  This means that if you pre-register for fall 2021, you are responsible for payment of tuition and fees for the fall 2021semester by the posted payment deadline.
  • If the appeal is approved the appropriate reimbursements will be made according to the posted refund schedule.