Please use this form, along with required supporting documentation, to appeal the suspension of your financial aid eligibility resulting from
your failure to meet UNCW’s minimum standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Only valid appeals with documented
extenuating circumstances will be considered and reviewed by the SAP Appeals Committee.
A valid appeal includes
• this appeal form,
• appeal Statement, and
• all required documentation that supports the extenuating circumstances that have affected your academic progress.
Fall (Deadline November 1)
Spring (Deadline April 1)
Summer (Deadline July 1)
Appeal is for (check all that apply):
Grade Point Average (Required GPA 3.0)
Percentage Rate of Completion (Minimum completion is 50% of all credits
(Graduate students must complete their educational programs within a time frame of no longer than
percent of the published length of the educational program, as measured by the credits attempted and including transfer credits.
For example, a student must complete his or her program before attempting a maximum of 72 credits for a 36-credit program.)
Description of Extenuating Circumstances and Required Documentation
Personal injury, illness, physical disability, or victim of a crime
n (Please attach):
Student statement detailing circumstances impairing performance and why future academic performance will not be
impaired by circumstances.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form: Graduate Students
Student ID# 850
• If a victim of a crime, Copy of police reports of incident in which student was the victim.
• If injury, illness or physical disability: Statement from healthcare provider detailing medical condition that impaired
academic performance. The statement should specifically address the following:
• Student’s limiting medical condition and time-frame for which conditions existed.
• How the condition may have impaired academic performance.
• The student has rehabilitated to such an extent that the medical condition should not significantly impair future
Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
601 S. College Road ▪ Wilmington, NC 28403 ▪ Federal School Code: 002984
Telephone: 910.962.3177 ▪ Fax: 910.962.3851 ▪ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ▪ http://www.uncw.edu/finaid
All forms and documentation must be submitted TOGETHER by the appropriate deadline date. Incomplete appeals (without
supporting documentation) will not be reviewed and will be automatically denied.
You will be notified in writing via email once an appeal decision has been made. An appeal decision may impose limitations
upon your financial aid eligibility and/or future minimum academic standards.
Please note that approval of your SAP Appeal does not guarantee reinstatement of your original financial aid award package.
A copy of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is found on our website: www.uncw.edu/finaid
Please carefully review the SAP Policy to answer many of the questions you may have. You will also need to meet with your
academic advisor if you are below a 3.0 GPA, in order to develop a plan to address your compliance deficiency. The
plan must be included with your appeal.
Select the term you are appealing to receive financial aid:
Deadlines: Fall: November 1
Spring: April 1
Summer: July 1