A student whose eligibility has been suspended for failure to meet the criteria above because of special circumstances may submit a written appeal to the Office of Financial Aid. Special circumstances would be events such as becoming very ill or severely injured, death of a relative, illness or severe injury of a relative, documented mental illness, divorce, family abuse, a work conflict, or having to drop due to a PBA error or other similar events. Appeals without documentation will not be reviewed. The appeal process includes the following steps:
1.) Student downloads below form and fills it out completely.
2.) The student submits a signed, typewritten personal statement (no more than 500 words) explaining:
- Any extenuating circumstances that caused you to be placed on SAP suspension;
- How the extenuating circumstance(s) caused your academic under-performance; and
- What you have done to overcome the extenuating circumstance(s).
3.) The student submits official documentation supporting your extenuating circumstance(s).
The Office of Financial Aid will review the appeal and determine if the appeal should be approved.
If the appeal is approved, the Office of Financial Aid may limit the approval to a single semester or place other conditions on the approval.
Note: Approval of an appeal does not override GPA or earned credit hour requirements for eligibility specific to certain state, institutional or other awards.
Please see Handouts below to download the SAP Appeal form.