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Office of Financial Aid
501 Varsity Road 1533 Hwy 19 South
Griffin, GA 30023 Thomaston, GA 30286
770-228-7368 p 706-646-6386 p
770-229-3029 f 706-646-6063 f
Directions: Complete this form if your eligibility to receive financial aid for the 2019-2020 academic year has been
suspended. You may appeal your financial aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP) status if unusual circumstances
interfered with your ability to meet the SAP standard. Examples of unusual circumstances include but are not limited to;
death of a family member, serious injury or illness, extended hospitalization or medical condition, personal issues,
victimization of a violent crime or natural disaster, divorce, work related difficulties or other documented situations.
Please note that lack of transportation to school, poor performance in class, and changing your major are not considered
unusual circumstances. Filing for an appeal should not be based on your need for financial assistance.
Instructions to Appeal Financial Aid Suspension
Include the following items in your Appeal Packet (Steps 1-3 must be included). Incomplete packets will not be
1. Attach a typed or neatly hand-written detailed letter explaining the basis of your appeal.
2. A copy of your most current Degree Works outlining your academic history.
3. Applicable documentation to support your letter, such as doctors’ letters, bills, death certificates, obituary or
police reports. (Depending on your individual circumstances.)
After Submitting Your APPEAL
You can track the progress of your appeal on Banner Web. In-person appointments will not be granted unless requested by
the Office of Financial Aid (OFA). Appeals submitted after the current semester begins will be considered for the next
semester. If your appeal is approved, the OFA aid will award you with funds we currently have available. You are not
guaranteed to receive any previously awarded aid. If your appeal is approved, you will be placed on Financial Aid
Probation and required to sign a SAP Plan. You will be notified via your SCTC email account, make sure it is active.
Office resources available to help you become academically successful.
Office Location Contact
Career Advisement Center Room 107 Griffin campus (770)229-3048
Tutoring Center Room 604 Griffin campus (770)229-3078
Special Services Center Mobile Unit 6B (770)228-7382