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Our Best Answer: How do I appeal unsatisfactory academic progress for financial aid?

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal

If you received a letter reporting unsatisfactory academic progress, you can appeal this decision. The appeal must include an explanation of why the SAP policy requirements weren't met and an academic plan to achieve satisfactory progress in the term. You should meet with an academic advisor immediately to determine the steps you can take to improve your status. The appeal forms for federal and state aid are available online.

You'll be notified of the decision of the Academic Standing Committee in 4 to 6 weeks for federal aid appeals and within 4 weeks for state aid appeals. If the appeal is approved, you'll be placed on financial aid probation, and aid will be granted for one term. If you then fail to make SAP, you'll become ineligible for aid.

Federal Financial Aid Appeal deadlines:

Fall 2020 September 18, 2020
Spring 2021 March 12, 2021



State aid waiver deadlines:    

Fall 2019 February 19, 2020
Spring 2020 August 1, 2020

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