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.


Spring 2022

Appeals Submitted by Decisions by
October 15th, 2021 October 29th
November 5th, 2021 November 15th
December 3rd, 2021 (if not currently enrolled in fall, 2021) December 17th
January 7th, 2022 January 28th
January 21st, 2022 February 11th
February 15th, 2022 March 11th
February 22nd (for students starting second mini-mester classes) March 16th

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

  • Students who are enrolled fall 2021 and submit an appeal by December 3 can expect a decision by January 14.  This means that if you pre-register for spring 2022, you are responsible for payment of tuition and fees for the spring 2022 semester by the posted payment deadline.

If the appeal is approved the appropriate reimbursements will be made according to the posted refund schedule.