→ Severe emotional difficulties. Attach documentation from a qualified medical professional documenting the
onset and duration of the difficulty.
→ Death in family. Attach copy of death certificate or obituary.
→ Accident or injury to student or immediate family member. Attach medical and/or other documentation
verifying the date and duration of the occurrence.
→ Loss or change of employment. Attach a letter from the employer verifying the circumstances and dates of
loss or change in employment.
→ Disasters affecting the student’s attendance. Attach documentation of insurance claims or other third party
information verifying the date of the disaster.
Current comprehensive education plan. You must schedule an appointment with an academic counselor to complete
a comprehensive education plan, and submit a copy of it along with your SAP Appeal packet. An appeal packet
submitted without a comprehensive education plan will be denied without question.
Online SAP appeal counseling session completion certificate: Click here or copy and paste the following URL into your
internet browser: wcc.get-counseling.com. Create an account, or log in if you have already created an account, and
successfully complete the Key Components to the SAP FA Appeal Process session. You must successfully pass the Key
Components to the SAP FA Appeal Process session and attach a copy of your completion certificate with your SAP
appeal. An appeal submitted without this completion certification will be denied without question.
2. Please allow at least 30 days for your appeal to be reviewed by the Financial Aid Office. You will be notified of the decision
via your YCCD student email. Appeal approval is effective as of the semester the appeal is approved and is not retroactive
to prior semesters. If your appeal is “Conditionally Approved Pending Progress Reports”, you will need to print the
appropriate forms from the WCC FA Forms page
, and submit one for each attempted course during the semester of appeal.
Submission date for progress reports is available on the WCC FA Forms page.
3. For additional assistance or clarification, please contact the WCC Financial Aid Office.
WCC SAP APPEAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Your SAP appeal will not be reviewed or accepted if:
• Your reason for not meeting SAP requirements does not fall under the “extenuating circumstances” category
• You have not filed your FAFSA for the current academic year
• You are not enrolled in classes
• You do not submit a current educational plan
• Your SAP appeal form is incomplete
• You do not submit the proper supporting documentation with corresponding dates from your statement
• You do not submit the completion certificate from the Key Components to the SAP FA Appeal Process session
Ensure all items from the checklist below are included in your appeal packet submission to the Financial Aid Office:
Completed SAP appeal form
Typed, signed and dated statement describing your extenuating circumstance(s)
Supporting documentation of extenuating circumstance(s)
Current comprehensive educational plan
Certification of successful completion of the Key Components to the SAP FA Appeal Process session
Submission of an appeal does NOT GUARANTEE the reinstatement of financial aid. Therefore, students should be
prepared to pay for their books, and other school related expenses pending the outcome of their financial aid appeal.
WCC SAP APPEAL DECISIONS
Upon review, your appeal will either be approved, conditionally approved, or denied.
Appeal approval is granted for single term or multiple terms. If you are granted a multiple semester term approval, you
will be required to remain enrolled in an eligible academic program, meet SAP standards, and follow your comprehensive
education plan for each subsequent term to remain eligible.
Conditional appeal approval requires submission of progress reports. You will be required to submit progress reports for
all courses attempted during the semester of appeal during specific dates. You must be passing all attempted courses with
at least grade “C” or better. See the WCC Financial Aid Forms page
for progress report submission deadlines.
Appeal denial information is available at the WCC Financial Aid Office, if you have questions.
For additional information view the Financial Aid Guide at https://wcc.yccd.edu/student/financialaid/
located under Important Resources, or contact your campus Financial Aid Office.