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Your right to appeal

A notice will be sent to your University-assigned email account before the beginning of the next term if you are not meeting SAP standards. You may appeal your financial aid suspension status, if:

  • your record shows that you earned the required GPA or credit completion ratio to meet SAP standards during a term at your own expense.
  • unusual circumstances interfered with your ability to meet SAP standards, including but not limited to:
    • illness, accident, or injury experienced by you or a significant person in your life. Documentation required: physician's statement, police report, or other documentation from a third party professional; hospital billing statement
    • death of a family member or significant person in your life. Documentation required: a copy of the obituary or death certificate
    • divorce experienced by you or parent. Documentation required: attorney's letter on law firm's letterhead or copy of divorce decree
    • personal problems or issues with your spouse, family, roommate, or other significant person. Documentation required: written statement from medical doctor, counselor, attorney, or other professional adviser
    • successfully following an academic plan during the probationary term, yet remaining below the overall 67% completion ratio. Documentation required: appeal with adviser's statement section completed
    • exceeding timeframe while in a dual degree program or as a result of changing your major. Documentation required: appeal with adviser's statement section completed and timeframe suspension page completed.

If you have been placed on financial aid suspension, your financial aid awards will be canceled after the third week of the term in which you have suspension status. Those canceled funds are returned to the originating programs to be awarded to other eligible financial aid recipients. If your appeal is granted, your aid will be reinstated, based on funds available at that time. As a result, your original award(s) may be reduced or lost. For that reason, your best interest is served by submitting an appeal as soon as you receive your suspension notice. After your appeal is received, you will be notified by email within 15 business days on whether your appeal was granted or denied.

The deadline for appeals is two weeks before the end of the term for which you are appealing.

Submitting an appeal does not guarantee reinstatement of aid.