** You will be notified of the SAP Appeal Committee's decision by school email. **
Financial Aid Office use only:
I have reviewed the above student's file. All requested documents have been received.
Federal and state regulations require students to comply with standards of academic progress as defined by the Financial Aid Office. Students that fail to meet the minimum standards lose their eligibility to receive federal and state aid. Federal regulations also allow the Financial Aid Office to extend eligibility to students that fail to meet minimum standards, if they can document that there were mitigating circumstances beyond their control that caused them to perform below standards. A student who has become ineligible for financial aid may appeal the termination of their financial aid. Appeals generally given consideration involve students who have experienced: (a) extended illness or hospitalization of the student, (b) an accident which incapacitates the student for an extended period of time, (c) death or extended illness of an immediate family member which results in greater family responsibilities for the student, and (d) a change in programs, and as a result, causes them to exceed the maximum time frame.The appeal must address why the student failed to make satisfactory academic progress and what has changed in the student’s situation that will allow the student to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress in the future. Documentation must be submitted with your appeal to support your statement. Did not study, was not prepared for college, etc. are not examples of mitigating circumstances. The mitigating circumstances must occur during the term you received failing grades and/or withdrew from classes.
Suggestions on Writing Your Appeal
- Submit your appeal as soon as possible.
- A reason for appealing would be an extenuating circumstance under which you had no control and which you can document.
The appeal should explain in detail the reason(s) for not meeting the standards of progress.
Your statement for your appeal should consist of two parts:
- In Part I, explain how the circumstances prevented you from maintaining your Satisfactory Academic Progress indicating the problem has been resolved. If previously on academic probation based on a prior appeal, explain how the circumstances prevented you from maintaining your academic plan, indicating the problem has been resolved. If exceeded maximum time frame, explain your reason for changing programs after you have already completed so many hours, indicating how many hours you still need to complete your program of study. If exceeded maximum time frame, a JCC Program Evaluation must be attached to this form. JCC Program Evaluations must be obtained from the Registrar's Offce. Please allow three days for processing of your JCC Program Evaluation Request.
Provide relevant dates and supporting documents from appropriate third parties, such as an academic advisor, instructor, doctor, counselor, clergy, etc.
- In Part II, clearly explain how you will be able to meet progress standards in the future.
I must achieve a semester Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5.
My signature certifies and confirms that I have read and I understand all instructions and that I have provided accurate, complete, and current information.
I must complete at least 75% of the credit hours attempted each semester.
I understand if the above conditions are NOT met, I will NOT be awarded financial aid again until I regain satisfactory academic progress unless another appeal is approved based on mitigating circumstances.
In addition, maximum time frame appeals must graduate within the current academic year (2016-2017) unless another appeal is approved.
Furthermore, I understand if approved, I must meet the conditions of the appeal for each and every semester. If you meet the conditions of the appeal, we will automatically award your aid for the next semester.
You must print, sign, and date this document and return it to the Financial Aid office along with supporting documentation