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 cumulative 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

Before submitting an appeal you must first contact a Student Success Advocate. Schedule an appointment with a Student Success Advocate to discuss the appeal process. They will explain the appeal process and will provide you access to the Financial Aid appeal form. 

Access the Financial Aid Appeal Form, making sure to complete all required fields and upload requested documentation. 

Make an appointment with the Student Success Advocate for your program of study

TRIO-SSS make an appointment with Sibyl McIntire            

Once you receive access to the Financial Appeal Form you must complete every field on this form. You must provide supporting documentation for all claims made in the appeal including verification of extenuating circumstance as well as what steps you will take to ensure this doesn’t occur again. Your appeal will not be reviewed by the Financial Aid Review Committee until all documentation has been received and it is determined that you have a valid extenuating circumstance. You will be provided a response via regular mail to your address on record at SCC and by e-mail to your student e-mail account.

If your appeal is approved, you will be placed on an Academic Plan and will have to meet certain requirements, including meeting with a Student Success Advocate, in order to remain eligible for financial aid.

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.

For current students on Warning status: If you believe that you will likely need to submit an appeal at the end of the term, you are encouraged to contact a Student Success Advocate as soon as possible rather than waiting until final grades are posted.

Contact Us

West Burlington Campus Financial Aid
(319) 208-5014
(319) 208-5013

Keokuk Campus Financial Aid
(319) 313-1931
(319) 313-1922