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SAP Appeal Process

Process for Appealing Suspension of Financial Aid

A student not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements has the option to appeal their suspension of financial aid. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate any appeal. Appeals are reviewed based on a documentable extenuating circumstance impacting academic performance. Extenuating circumstances are considered to be past events that are no longer barriers to academic progress. The appeal application should support how the student is now in a position to be academically successful. Examples of extenuating circumstances to be considered for appeal:

Serious illness or injury to student or immediate family member (parent, spouse, sibling, child) that required extended recovery time

Death of an immediate family member

Significant trauma in student's life that impaired the student's emotional and/or physical health

Withdrawal due to military service

Other unexpected circumstances beyond the control of the student

Note: Circumstances related to the typical adjustment to college life such as working while attending school, financial issues related to paying bills and car maintenance/travel to campus are not considered as extenuating for purposes of appealing suspension of financial aid.

Appeal Application for Failure to Meet Grade Point Average (GPA and/or Completion Rate

Appeal Application for Coursework Exceeding Maximum Credit Hours (150%)


SAP Appeals may be submitted to:

Student Central, Upper level of Madison Hall, or Student Services, Moeller Hall at the Delaware Campus

Appeals are reviewed by an appeal committee. A student is permitted three approved appeals within their academic career at CSCC. Appeals submitted and approved after a term has begun will have the effective term determined on a case by case basis.