Financial Aid Appeal

Students who receive financial assistance from federal, state, or institutional funds must make "satisfactory academic progress" in order to remain eligible to receive financial aid.

Students who lose financial aid eligibility due to academic difficulty may submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Review Committee for consideration. However, if you have previously appealed and were placed on an Academic Plan but failed to meet the requirements of that plan, another appeal will not be considered. You will regain eligibility for aid once you have taken enough coursework (without the assistance of financial aid) to attain a GPA of 2.0 and a cumulative completion rate of 67%.

Appeal Deadlines

Spring 2024 must appeal by: Regular Start - January 15, 2024; 12 wk start - February 15, 2024; 2nd 8 wk start - March 18, 2024

Summer 2024 must appeal by: All Start Dates - June 3, 2024

Fall 2024 must appeal by: Regular Start - August 26, 2024; 12 wk start - September 26, 2024; 2nd 8 wk start - October 23, 2024

►►► BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPEAL, it is recommended that you contact a Student Success Advocate or TRIO SSA Advisor who will explain the appeal process and assist in completing the Financial Aid appeal form.                                            

Access theFinancial Aid Appeal Form making sure to complete all required fields and uploading requested documentation. This appeal will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Review Committee; you will be provided a response via regular mail to your address on record at SCC and/or by e-mail to your student e-mail account.

You must  providing supporting documentation for you explanations and your appeal will be held until that documentation is provided. Please note that the majority of appeals will require supporting documentation. If documentation is unavailable, you must explain why you are unable to obtain documentation.

If your appeal is approved, you will be placed on an Academic Plan and will have to meet certain  GPA/completion requirements in order to remain eligible for financial aid. You will complete and sign the Academic Plan with your Student Success Advocate/TRIO SSA Advisor. The signed Academic Plan must be submitted by the end of the third week of the semester for which you are submitting the plan.  Failure to submit the Academic Plan by this time will place the student back on Financial Aid DIsmissal.

If your appeal is denied, that means that you will not have access to student aid.

The decision of the Financial Aid Review Committee is final.


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