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Financial Aid Termination to Students with Certificate, AA/AS or BA/BS, or higher
according to A&R records
Schools participating in the Title IV Student Financial Assistance Programs are required to establish a policy governing the length of time during which a student must complete their
educational goal, either a certificate, an Associate Degree or transferring to a four year institution for a Bachelor’s Degree. The policy at Santa Ana College allows students to
attempt up to 24 units to complete a certificate and 90 units to complete an Associate Degree or transfer to a four year institution to complete a Bachelor’s Degree. Students who
already completed their academic program and still continue to take courses to pursue a new academic program are required to appeal for their new educational goal. If approved,
AA/S students may be eligible for most of financial aid programs, however, BA/S students may only be eligible to borrow a student loan.
You have reported to the Admissions and Records Office that you have either
Received a Certificate, if your academic program is for a certificate only,
Received an AA/S degree, or
Received a BA/S degree, or higher
If the result of your FAFSA shows that you have financial need, you may be eligible for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver).
If you have paid your enrollment fees for Summer 19, Fall 19, or Spring 20, please check with our Financial Aid Office for your CCPG eligibility status before
contacting the Cashier’s office for a refund(s). If you have extenuating circumstances, you may appeal by following the appeal procedure below. The Financial Aid
Committee will review your appeal and evaluate your extenuating circumstances documented on this form. You will be notified by mail of the committee decision. You will not be
paid for a semester if your appeal is approved after the semester has ended. The deadline to submit your appeal documents for Summer 2020 is 07/09/20, Fall 2020 is 11/13/20
and Spring 2021 is 05/14/2021.
1. Make an appointment with an Academic Counselor in the Counseling Center at Santa Ana College or EOPS Counselor if you are in the EOPS program.
During your appointment, the counselor will evaluate all your academic transcripts from previous colleges and develop a Comprehensive Education Plan
detailing the courses that have been completed, are in progress, and are still needed to complete for your academic program. Make sure all official academic
transcripts from previous colleges are on file at the Admissions & Records office before your Academic Counselor completes your Comprehensive Education
Plan. Foreign transcripts are required to be translated and evaluated before they are turned in.
If the counselor completed a paper Comprehensive Education Plan, attached it to this form to submit to the Financial Aid Office.
If the Counselor completed an electronic Education Plan in lieu of the paper Comprehensive Education Plan, please ask the counselor for the print out of the
electronic Education Plan and attach it to this form to submit to the Financial Aid Office. Also, please have the counselor complete the information below.
2. Complete the back of this form (Step 1 to 4). Submit all to the Financial Aid Office by the deadline of the semester that you are appealing for.
How to submit your Appeal Documents to Santa Ana College Financial Aid Office?
Go to
, click on Financial Aid Document Intake, create your account to log
in and upload documents. Only PDF, TIFF, JPG and PNG files can be uploaded. Name the file as Appeal Documents. Go to LIVE CHAT if you
need help uploading your appeal documents.
Must be completed before submitting:
The Electronic Education Plan was developed for the education goal that the student is appealing for financial aid as follows:
Education Goal at SAC (circle only one goal for financial aid appeal): ___ AA/AS ____Transfer for BA/BS ___ ADT ____
GE Plan:_____________________________ Major:_____________________________________________________________________________________________
Academic Program (e.g. SAC.KIN.AA):__________________________________________________________Expected Completion by: ______________ (semester).
If transfer, transfer school: _______________________________________________________________________ Transfer Semester: _________________________
Name of the Counselor who developed the Education Plan _______________________________________________ Ed Plan Date: ___________________________
Comments (if any)_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Student Name: ________________________________________Signature_______________________________________________Date: ______________________
Financial Aid Staff (T3-AA+ A&R)
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SAP status =T3 Student Name: ________________________________________________________________ ID: ____________________________
I am appealing for (check one only): Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Step 1: College Degrees/Certificates you have earned at other schools:
Degree/Certificate School Name Date/Year
Step 2: List courses you are enrolling/taking in the semester that you are appealing for: Is the course listed on your Ed Plan
Course Name Course Title Units as Major, General Ed, or Prerequisite?
Step 3: You are disqualified for financial aid because you have completed your academic program. Clearly explain the extenuating circumstances that have caused you
to pursue a new academic program for another degree or certificate (example: injury, illness, seeking a new career, etc.). Specify the reason(s) and attach supporting
documentation (if no documentation available, be sure to explain). Attach additional pages if needed.
Step 4: For future success, describe what you have taken to address the circumstances indicated above and how you will be able to achieve your new academic program
and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards (ex.: Following the ed plan, tutoring, counseling, medical assistance, etc.). Attach additional pages if needed.
_______ I understand that filing a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal does not guarantee continued eligibility for Financial Aid.
_______ I understand that appeal decisions might not be made prior to the first day of classes and I will be responsible for any fee or textbooks costs.
_______ I understand that if this appeal is approved, I will be placed on Financial Aid Probation. To maintain Financial Aid eligibility I must complete all attempted classes
with a 2.0 GPA or higher. No W’s or F’s. The Financial Aid Office may impose additional conditions that I must achieve in order to continue receiving Financial Aid.
_______ I understand that if this appeal is approved, I will be expected to adhere the attached Comprehensive Education Plan and any additional conditions dictated by the
Financial Aid Office.
Student Signature____________________________________________________________________________________ Date ______________________