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Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP) Appeal Process and Instructions for UNDERGRADUATE & GRADUATE STUDENTS

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2014 10:37AM CST
A student who is suspended from receiving federal financial aid due to failure to meet Financial Aid  Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP) requirements may appeal his/her suspension.
Appeal Procedures
A written letter of appeal must be submitted by the student to the Student Financial Services Office for review.
1. It is recommended that the student meet with a Student Financial Services Advisor to discuss the appeal process.
2. The appeal must explain:
a. why the student failed to make satisfactory academic progress (i.e., injury, or illness (physical or mental), death of a relative, or other circumstances), and
b. what has changed that will allow the student to make satisfactory academic progress by the next review period.
3. Appeals must be submitted no later than one week prior to the start of the next semester for which the student is requesting to receive financial aid.
4. Depending on the circumstances the appeal will be reviewed by the Student Financial Services staff in consultation with Academic Advising or the Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee. The Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee will consist of the
representatives from the Student Financial Services Office, Registration and Records, Academic Advising and the Dean’s Office.
5. The student will be provided written notification of the decision of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Committee from the Chairman of the Appeals Committee of Student Financial Services Office, via email and the US Post Office at their permanent address.
Supporting Documentation
1. To support the student’s request for appeal, it may be necessary for the student to provide written documentation from his/her health care provider(s). If so, the documentation should be on health care provider letterhead.
2. Submit all materials as a single packet to the Student Financial Services Office. Any missing information will delay consideration of the student’s request.
SAIC Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP) Appeal Form for Federal Financial Aid Eligibility Instructions

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