Since financial aid is designed to help you achieve your certificate or degree in a timely manner, there are certain requirements that you must fulfill to demonstrate Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and keep your financial aid. Make sure you are meeting the standards regarding maximum time frame, completion rate, and cumulative GPA to remain eligible for aid and stay on track toward your academic goals.
Appealing Your First Disqualification
If you don't make SAP and are disqualified from receiving aid, you may submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Office with documentation of extenuating circumstances such as injury, illness, or death of a relative. Your appeal and any supporting documents must be received no later than the third friday before the end of the semester or your last day of classes (whichever comes first).
Please include the following in your appeal:
If your appeal is approved, you will be placed on "Financial Aid Probation" for one semester. During this time, you must make SAP and comply with any specific conditions in your appeal decision, or risk being disqualified again.
Appealing Your Second Disqualification
You may apply again for financial aid after complying with the specific conditions of your previous appeal decision. You must enroll in at least six applicable units or the remaining units required to complete your academic program. Your enrollment and progress will be evaluated once your final grades are posted for the semester to determine whether you have followed these conditions and if you are eligible for one additional semester of aid under "Financial Aid Probation." If it is determined that you did not follow all of the conditions of your appeal, you will be sent a notification of your disqualification. Reinstatement is not guaranteed and you may need to submit a new appeal for every academic term you want to be considered for.