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, 2020
Spring: April 1, 2021
2020-2021 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 the FAO’s SAP policy, visit http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/finaid-sap
.
If you are not meeting the FAO’s SAP policy, you may be eligible to appeal your 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.
The FAO will review your academic history 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.
APPEAL PROCESS
If you are eligible to appeal, a Financial Aid Officer will call you to schedule an in-person appointment with you.
The appointment will take approximately 20 minutes. Once this appointment has been scheduled, please take
the following steps.
1. Schedule an appointment with an Academic Counselor. Schedule your appointment for any time after
your scheduled appointment with the Financial Aid Officer.
2. Complete this SAP Appeal Formthis MUST be completed prior to your appointment with a Financial
Aid Officer.
3. Meet with the Financial Aid Officer on your appointed day and time.
4. Meet with the Academic Counselor on your appointed day and time. The Academic Counselor will assist
you with completing an Academic Plan and a Counseling Plan.
5. 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 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
STUDENT EXPLANATION
You may attach a separate sheet if additional space is needed.
1.
Provide a detailed statement that explains the reason(s) you were not able to meet the minimum
requirements of FAO’s SAP policy. Supporting documentation is recommended, but not required (i.e.,
doctor’s notes, letter from therapist or social worker, legal documents, etc.).
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2.
Explain the changes you made or will make to ensure you will meet the minimum requirements of
FAO’s SAP policy. Be specific.
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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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