FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
Financial Aid Office * 96-045 Ala Ike Street * Pearl City, 96782
Phone: 808 455-0606 * Fax: 808 453-6371 * Website: www.leeward.hawaii.edu/finaid * MyUH Services: https://myuh.hawaii.edu
Deadlines
Fall: November 1, 2019
Spring: April 1, 2020
2019-2020 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Form
Meeting the Financial Aid Office’s (FAO’s) Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy is one of the basic eligibility
requirements for financial aid. To view FAO’s SAP policy, visit http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/finaid-sap
.
Students who are not meeting the FAO’s SAP policy may be eligible to appeal their status. Call or visit the
Financial Aid Office if you are not meeting the policy and provide your name, UH ID/Username, and phone
number to initiate the process to determine if you are eligible to appeal your status. A Financial Aid Officer will
contact you within one week to inform you of the determination. If you are eligible to appeal, an appointment
will be scheduled with you at the time you are notified that you are able to appeal your status.
APPEAL PROCESS
If you are eligible to appeal your SAP status, complete the following steps:
1. Complete this SAP Appeal Form and meet with a Financial Aid Officer on your appointed day and time.
Complete the SAP Appeal Form
Meet with Financial Aid Officer
2. Meet with an Academic Counselor to complete an Academic Plan and Counseling Plan. Contact the
Counseling Office to schedule an appointment. You may call them at 455-0233.
Meet with an Academic Counselor
Ensure you understand the terms of your Academic Plan and Counseling Plan
3. Submit this SAP Appeal Form, Academic Plan, and Counseling Plan to the Financial Aid Office.
Your appeal and plans will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. You will be notified within two to
three weeks of the decision (approval or denial) of your appeal via an email to your university email account
(hawaii.edu
).
STUDENT INFORMATION
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Last Name First Name UH ID/Username
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Phone Number Email Address (hawaii.edu)
Semester: Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
STUDENT EXPLANATION
You may attach a separate sheet if additional space is needed.
1.
Explain the circumstances that caused you to fall below the minimum academic eligibility
requirements of the SAP Policy. Provide detailed information and dates. Supporting documentation
to strengthen your case (i.e., Doctor’s notes, letter from therapist or social worker, legal documents,
etc.) is recommended, but not required.
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2.
Explain the changes that you have made or will make to overcome the circumstances you described in
item 1. List the steps you have taken or will take to ensure that SAP requirements will be met in the
future. Be specific about your goals.
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I understand that the Financial Aid Appeals Committee will review my appeal and notify me of their decision,
and until a decision is made, I know I am responsible to pay for my tuition, books/supplies, and other
educational expenses.
Student Signature: _______________________________________________________ Date: _______________
University of Hawai'i institutions do not discriminate on the bases of age, race, sex, color, national origin, or disability in its programs and
activities. For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please contact the individual campus Title IX Coordinator. UH Title IX
Coordinators' names and contact information are available at: https://www.hawaii.edu/titleix/help/coordinator/
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