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.


Summer 2021

Appeals Submitted by Decisions by
March 31 April 14
April 1-14 May 4
April 15-30 May 14
May 1-21 June 4
May 22-June 15  (for students starting later sessions) June 18

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

  • Students who are enrolled in spring 2021 and submit an appeal by April 30 can expect a decision by May 24.  This means that if you pre-register for summer 2021, you are responsible for payment of tuition and fees for the summer 2021 term by the posted payment deadline.
  • If the appeal is approved the appropriate reimbursements will be made according to the posted refund schedule.