Satisfactory Academic Progress
Office of Student Financial Services
P O Box 2216
Decatur, AL 35609-2216
Name CCC ID# ______________________________
Student Email Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
Semester and year for which you are applying for reinstatement of aid: _________Degree ______________________
Federal regulations require students to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in three areas- cumulative GPA, hours earned/completion
percentage, and maximum time limit- to be eligible for federal financial aid. Please review our complete SAP policy at www.calhoun.edu/financialaid
Submission of a SAP Appeal does not guarantee reinstatement of Financial Aid eligibility. Appeals and supporting documents must be submitted to the Financial Aid
Office 30 days prior to the tuition deadline for the upcoming semester.
All documents submitted are the property of the Office of Student Financial Services and will not be returned to students.
Students will be notified via Calhoun e-mail regarding the Financial Aid Committee’s decision. *Please note: results may take up to 30 days and all
decisions made by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee are final!
SAP appeal decisions are not guaranteed by the Fee Payment Deadline date; therefore students must pay out of pocket and get reimbursed – based on
eligibility- once a decision has been made and financial aid is awarded.
Please be advised that incomplete appeals will not be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee and will result in an automatic denial.
It is the student’s responsibility to stay informed of the SAP standards and to monitor their own progress on their MyCalhoun account.
Please indicate with a check mark which situation applies to your academic situation:
____ Medical: You must provide documentation from a medical professional from whom you have received treatment.
____ Death/Illness: Please include appropriate copies of medical records or death certificate.
____ Military Service: Documentation of orders from commanding officer.
____ Other Circumstances: You must clearly state the circumstances and provide documentation
Please Note: Circumstances related to the typical adjustment to college life such as working while attending school, financial issues related to
paying bills, and transportation are not considered extenuating circumstances for the purpose of filing this appeal.
1. Please attach a typewritten explanation of unusual circumstances associated with unsatisfactory academic progress. Indicate how these circumstances have
changed so that you can comply with regulations in the future.
2. You will need to schedule an appointment (www.calhoun.edu/advising) with an academic advisor and have an academic plan (MAP) created in
3. You will need to provide supporting documentation of your unusual or mitigating circumstances that prevented you from maintaining Satisfactory Academic
Have you previously submitted a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal? Yes No
Have you previously completed a degree or certificate at Calhoun Community College or any other
APPEAL RESULTS & STUDENT ACKNOWLEDGMENTS – PLEASE READ AND SIGN
If my appeal is DENIED, by signing below I understand that decisions are processed on a case-by-case basis and the committee may deny any SAP appeal. I
understand the appeal committee’s decision is final.
If my appeal is APPROVED, by signing below I understand that I must complete ALL courses with a “C” or better, with no withdrawals from classes and only
register for the classes included in my MAP. Additional courses or program changes are not allowed during this timeframe without prior approval.
I have agreed to submit this application by electronic means. By signing this application electronically, I certify under penalty of perjury and false
swearing that my answers are correct and complete to the best of my knowledge.
I understand that an electronic signature has the same legal effect and can be enforced in the same way as a written signature.