May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog

Satisfactory Progress Appeal Procedures


  1. Only students with extenuating circumstances may appeal for a probationary semester of aid. Examples of extenuating circumstances are the death of an immediate family member or accidents/illnesses requiring extended doctor’s care or hospitalization. Prolonged illness of a dependent may also be considered as grounds for an appeal. Official documentation must be presented with all appeals.
  2. For financial aid purposes, an immediate family member is defined as father, mother, legal guardian, brother, sister, son, daughter, spouse, grandparent or grandchild.
  3. Students should appeal no later than ten (10) days after the beginning of the semester. No appeals will be accepted after the tenth (10th) class day.
  4. Appeals must be in writing and must be accompanied by official documentation supporting the claim of extenuating circumstances. Forms are available from the Financial Aid Office and the College’s website to assist students with the appeal process. The appeal must state why the student failed to make SAP and what has changed that will allow the student to make SAP at the next evaluation.
  5. Students using summer grades and hours earned to appeal for aid reinstatement must submit a written appeal indicating a request that summer grades be checked for appeal processing.
  6. Students should allow a minimum of seven working days for the appeal to be processed. Appeals submitted during peak periods may take longer to process.
  7. Deadline to submit appeals is August 1 for fall, December 1 for Spring and April 1 for Summer terms.
  8. The decision of the appeals committee is final.