Financial Aid Suspension Appeal Process

The FA suspension appeal process assists students who have failed to meet all requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy due to documented extenuating circumstances. Affected students may qualify to submit a financial aid suspension appeal. An appeal represents a formal request to have one’s loss of financial aid eligibility re-evaluated based on unusual circumstances that resulted in unsatisfactory academic performance. The SAP Appeal Committee will evaluate each appeal on a case-by-case basis.

SAP Requirements

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): You must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Cumulative Completion Rate (CCR): You must successfully complete at least 67% of all attempted credit hours.
  • Maximum Timeframe: You must complete your program of study within 150% of its published length.

Examples of Extenuating Circumstances

  • Severe illness/injury to self or immediate family member
  • Death of an immediate family member
  • Other mitigating circumstances
  • Separation/divorce for self or parents
  • Military reassignment

If you qualify for a FA suspension appeal, contact the Financial Aid and Student Employment Office for a financial aid suspension appeal cover sheet to begin the process.

To request an appeal, students much have completed the FAFSA and their SWIC financial aid To Do List on their eSTORM Student Center page.