SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS APPEAL
Students who fail to meet Lander University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards are not eligible for federal or state financial
aid funds until they make up the deficit(s) that caused the termination of eligibility at their own expense. Students may appeal the loss of
eligibility if they experienced an unforeseen, documentable, extenuating circumstance that prevented the satisfactory completion of a
term(s). Transfer students must be meeting these standards to be eligible for aid their first term at Lander.
Students are responsible for paying any Lander University fees that are due while an appeal is in progress.
Students will be notified in writing once their appeal has been reviewed.
INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTATION WILL RESULT IN THE DENIAL OF THE APPEAL
CHECKLIST FOR APPEALS/DOCUMENTATION:
Student Statement: Must explain condition for appeal, along with an explanation of how this situation has been resolved so
that it will no longer impact your future academic performance.
Documentation that corresponds to the condition for the appeal.
Academic Plan: Must be provided by an academic advisor.
The student suffered serious illness or injury preventing him/her
from making satisfactory academic progress. Students filing under
this condition must explain all periods of academic deficiency
Signed statement from a medical doctor who has treated the
student and can certify the student’s condition impaired
the student’s ability to complete coursework
successfully. This medical documentation should coincide
with the period(s) in which the academic deficit(s) occurred
The student suffered a loss due to the death of a relative during a
related period of enrollment
Written verification of the family member’s death and of the
relationship to the student (death certificate or obituary)
The student or the student’s family suffered a loss in an area that
has been officially designated a National Disaster Area
A document that certifies the family suffered a major loss in
an area that has been designated a National Disaster Area
Student was activated for military service requiring the student to
withdraw from courses at Lander
Documentation of Military Activation during period of
Other circumstances beyond the student’s control
Documentation that supports the situation
Lander University Financial Aid Office
320 Stanley Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29649
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.lander.edu/finaid
Phone: (864) 388-8340 Fax: (864) 388-8811
If completing the form electronically, you can add required signatures by selecting the SIGNATURE ICON above.