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. 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 2019

Appeals Submitted by Decisions by
June 28 July 12
July 15 August 2
July 26 August 14
August 15 September 6
September 9 September 24
September 27
(for students starting second mini-mester classes)
October 15

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

  • Students who are enrolled in summer 2019 and submit an appeal by July 26 can expect a decision by August 21.  This means that if you pre-register for fall 2019, you are responsible for payment of tuition and fees for the fall 2019 semester by the posted payment deadline.
  • If the appeal is approved the appropriate reimbursements will be made according to the posted refund schedule.

Spring 2020

Appeals Submitted by Decisions by
November 1 November 20
December 6 December  19
January  2 January  31
January  17 February 4
February 7 February 28
February 21 (for students starting second mini-mester classes) March 9

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

  • Students who are enrolled in fall 2019 and submit an appeal by December 6 can expect a decision by January 17.  This means that if you pre-register for spring 2020, you are responsible for payment of tuition and fees for the spring 2020 semester by the posted payment deadline.
  • If the appeal is approved the appropriate reimbursements will be made according to the posted refund schedule.

Summer 2020

Appeals Submitted by Decisions by
March 30 April 13
April 14 May 4
May 1 May 15
May 18 May 29
June 1 June 19
(for students starting sessions)  

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

  • Students who are enrolled in spring 2020 and submit an appeal by May 1 can expect a decision by May 25.  This means that if you pre-register for summer 2020, you are responsible for payment of tuition and fees for the summer 2020 term by the posted payment deadline.
  • If the appeal is approved the appropriate reimbursements will be made according to the posted refund schedule.