Submitting A Financial Aid Academic Appeal

Instructions for submitting a financial aid satisfactory academic progress appeal - Students whose financial aid is suspended due to 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.

  1. The SAP Appeal form is submitted online.
  2. You must submit documentation to support your appeal. Your documentation should be uploaded and attached to your appeal submission. Your appeal will be considered incomplete and denied if documentation is not submitted.
  3. You must explain how the barriers to your success were resolved and provide a plan of steps you have taken to assure future success. Your appeal will be denied if you do not provide a clear, concise, and relevant plan.
  4. 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.

Spring 2021

Appeals Submitted by Decisions by
November 6 November 20
November 7-25 December 18
November 26-December 11 December 22
December 12-31* January 6*
January 1-22 February 12
January 23 - February 19 March 5
February 20-March 5 (for students starting second mini-mester classes) March 12


*Students who are enrolled in fall 2020 and submit an appeal by December 31 can expect a decision by January 6. This means that if you pre-register for spring 2021, you are responsible for payment of tuition and fees for the spring 2021 semester by the posted payment deadline. If the appeal is approved the appropriate reimbursements will be made according to the posted refund schedule.