SAP Appeal Deadlines

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form


 2020-2021 SAP Appeal Deadlines

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

August 10

January 14

May 10


If a student has experienced special circumstances during the most recent evaluation period that he/she did not meet standards of academic progress, an appeal to request reinstatement of financial aid eligibility can be submitted.  These circumstances are limited to:

  • Personal illness or injury, family member illness or injury,
  • Death of a close family member,
  • Job related issues,
  • Victim of a crime, or
  • Other documented events
  • Maximum Time-Frame (CAP)

A completed appeal form and supporting documentation is required before the appeal will be reviewed.  Acceptable supporting documentation is outlined on the Appeal of Financial Aid Suspension form.

In some situations, an academic plan may be required.  If the appeal request is granted, the student will be placed on financial aid probation for a minimum of one semester.

  • One Semester Probation – The student is eligible for financial aid, and is expected to improve and meet minimum standards by the next evaluation period to maintain eligibility.
  • Multiple Semester Probation (Maximum of 3) – A student who cannot meet the minimum standards by the next evaluation period is placed on probation for up to 3 semesters with an assigned SAP academic plan. The academic plan is designed to allow the student to meet minimum standards within a fixed number of evaluation periods. Progress is checked each semester and evaluated based on minimum SAP requirements and the prescribed academic plan.  If a student meets the minimum SAP standards after a probation semester, their financial aid status is updated to eligible for their next semester of enrollment.

If the appeal request is not granted, the student will remain ineligible for financial aid until they meet all minimum standards. The appeal decision is final.

Undergraduate students in a four-year program are allotted a maximum of two approved appeals for the duration of their program; graduate students are allotted a maximum of one approved appeal.

Incomplete appeals will not be reviewed.  If additional information is required, the student will be notified as well as a message posted on the Self- Service Banner System. 

Once all required documentation is submitted, the appeal will be reviewed by the SAP Appeals Committee and students will be notified of the outcome of their appeal.  Appeal decisions will also be updated on the Self-Service Banner system.


Students are encouraged to submit appeals within 15 days from the date of their financial aid suspension letter.  Appeals must be submitted one week prior to the first day of class for the semester in which the student is attempting to regain their financial aid eligibility. 

Appeals received after the deadline will be reviewed, but any decision may be effective for the start of the next academic semester.  If the appeal is denied, the student will be responsible for paying that semester’s tuition and fees out of pocket or with a private education loan (if eligible).