Financial Aid Office • SUNY Plattsburgh • 101 Broad Street • Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2681
Tel: (518) 564-2072 • Toll-Free: (877) 768-5976 • Fax: (518) 564-4079 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 12/01/2019 APEALF/S/I
APPEAL OF AID INELIGIBILITY
DUE TO UNSATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
Student Name: ___________________________ Banner ID or NetID: ____________________________
Semester: ☐ Fall ☐ Spring ☐ Summer
Federal Aid Programs include Work-Study, Pell, TEACH Grants, Supplemental Grants, Nursing Loans, Direct
Student Loans, and Direct Parent Loans. State Aid Programs include the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP),
SUNY Tuition Credit and other miscellaneous New York State awards. Students who are ineligible for federal
or state aid programs due to unsatisfactory academic progress may appeal for aid probation if they are below
the maximum timeframe for federal or state aid. If granted, probation is only valid for one semester. By the
end of this semester, students must satisfy all academic standards in order to be eligible for federal and state
aid again. Students may only receive one probation semester in their academic career.
Financial aid probations are warranted under extraordinary and unusual circumstances beyond the control of
the student that had an inevitable impact on academic performance. The student must thoroughly and
comprehensively document the circumstances in writing from credible sources. There must also be a
reasonable expectation that the student will meet all future requirements.
Below please find the instructions for submitting an appeal. There are four sections of an appeal: cover
page, narrative, academic plan and supporting documentation. After reviewing all submitted documents,
you will be notified via email regarding the appeal outcome. Allow one week for notification.
1. Include this page as the first page of the appeal.
1. Describe the extraordinary and unusual circumstances that were beyond your control.
2. Explain how this contributed toward your failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress.
3. Describe the efforts you took to overcome or resolve the circumstances in a timely manner.
4. Describe your plan to repair your academic record and satisfy all academic standards again.
5. You, the student, must sign and date the narrative.
1. Complete the next page to provide your plan for repairing your academic record.
1. Include documentation from credible sources that supports your narrative. For example, if you incurred a
medical diagnosis that impacted your academic progress, provide a note from your physician outlining your
diagnosis, timing, treatment and recovery or health maintenance schedule.
2. Include documentation that supports your plan to satisfy all minimum standards again. Examples could be
a copy of your registration schedule for summer coursework or a letter from your academic advisor
detailing your current and ongoing efforts to prioritize your academic activity.
Submit all four sections of the appeal to the Financial Aid Office. Please contact our office with any questions.
A financial aid appeal must be completed in addition to the requirements of any other university department or
program (ex. Academic Advising).