Students who have received student financial assistance are required, by federal regulations, to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP). The full policy is listed in the college catalog. To be in compliance a student must earn a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and successfully complete 67% of all courses attempted. In addition, an aid recipient must complete, or be mathematically capable of completing, their degree within 150% of the normal timeframe (credits attempted). If there were extraordinary circumstances that prevented a student from making satisfactory progress, which will no longer be a factor, an appeal of the suspension may be approved. A student who has been suspended, then approved for Financial Aid Probation, will be able to change their major only at the time the Academic Plan is completed.
Submission Deadline: The first day of class for the semester in question.
In certain cases, a one-time extension to the 150% rule can be approved, during which time a student is allowed to receive aid only in courses that are needed to complete their current degree or certificate program. An approved graduation check-down will be required prior to approval of a time limit appeal. A change of major is not allowed once the 150% or the pace limit has been reached.
How to submit an Financial Aid Suspension Appeal
For more information, email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com. If you're a current student, please email from your student email account, make sure you include your name, student ID number and any associated information in your email. This will insure you get a response in a timely manner.