Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Process
The Financial Aid Office (FAO) has established an appeal process for ‘Suspensionof Financial Aid and for ‘Maximum Time
Frameas related to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Any student who wishes to appeal should follow the below
procedure:
Procedure to submit an appeal:
1) If appealing ‘Suspension’, complete both pages of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal form.
2) If appealing Maximum Time Frame, include a Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Degree Evaluation
Form.
3) Attach documentation to support your appeal. If you are unsure of what documentation is required, please contact
the Financial Aid Office at (704) 978-5435 and speak with your assigned Financial Aid Specialist. Appeals
submitted without supporting documentation will not be reviewed.
(ExceptionMaximum Time Frame appeals).
4) Submit your appeal and supporting documents to your Financial Aid Specialist located in the Student Services
Center.
GUIDELINES:
If you have questions as to why you no longer meet SAP standards for financial aid, or if you have questions about
completing the form, please contact the Financial Aid Office to speak with your FA Specialist.
Be specific when explaining your extenuating circumstances for not meeting SAP. Lack of information or
documentation may result in a denial of your appeal. For example, if health problems played a role in your
circumstances, please attach supporting documentation from a physician.
Please print legibly, provide an accurate telephone number and sign the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal
Form.
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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Process
Students who are denied financial aid at Mitchell Community College due to not meeting the satisfactory progress
requirements according to the financial aid satisfactory academic progress standards may appeal to have their financial
aid reinstated. A student may submit this completed Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form, along with all related
supporting documentation. Appeals submitted without supporting documentation will not be reviewed.
Name First ____________________________________ Middle_______________________ Last___________________________________________
Mitchell ID#_______________________________________ Phone Number _________________________________
Previous Appeal Yes No If YES, Was Appeal Granted? Yes No
STEP ONE (Only complete this section if appealing ‘Suspension’)
Please indicate the extenuating circumstance that contributed to your inability to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
by checking the category below that applies to you. Please follow the instructions for each category.
Death of an immediate family member (spouse, child, sibling, parent or grandparent).
Attach a copy of the death certificate or obituary and include the name of the deceased and relationship in Step Two.
Serious injury or illness to student or immediate family member.
Attach a statement from the physician and explain the nature and dates of the injury or illness in Step Two.
Significant event in student’s life that affected the student’s emotional and/or physical health.
Provide a detailed explanation in Step Two regarding the specific circumstances. Please include dates of trauma and
explain what actions you have taken to overcome this situation. Supporting documentation from a third party
(physician, social worker, psychiatrist, law enforcement official, etc.) must be attached.
Personal or immediate family emergency.
Provide a detailed explanation in Step Two explaining the nature and date of the emergency. Supporting
documentation must be provided.
Maximum Time Frame exceeded for completing a program of study OR Maximum Time Frame exceeded due to
completing a prior degree at Mitchell Community College. REQUIRED: Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress
Degree Evaluation Form
Provide a detailed explanation in Step Two as to why you have attempted an excessive amount of course credits and have
not graduated from your program of study. If you are pursuing an additional degree from Mitchell Community College,
you must provide a detailed explanation in Step Two as to why you are pursuing another degree at Mitchell Community
College.
Your Academic Advisor must complete and sign the ‘Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Degree Evaluation
Form’.
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STEP TWO Printed Name _________________________________________________________________________________
Provide a detailed explanation of the circumstances that led to you not maintaining the requirements of Satisfactory
Academic Progress. Please print legibly. If needed, you may continue your explanation on separate paper.
STEP THREE
Please describe the steps you have taken to correct the problems that prevented you from making Satisfactory Academic
Progress. Please print legibly. If needed, you may continue your explanation on separate paper.
STEP FOUR
Certification and Signature. I am requesting to have my eligibility for financial aid to be reinstated. I understand that my
appeal will not be reviewed if it is incomplete or lacks documentation. By signing this form, I certify that the information
provided on this form is both truthful and accurate.
Signature _____________________________________________________________________________________ Date ___________________________
SUBMIT THE COMPLETED FORMS AND DOCUMENTATION TO THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
FA Office Use Only
Student ID ______________________________
Type of Appeal: U-Suspension _________ Maximum Time Frame ______________ Last Semester Attended ____________________
Active Academic Program (SACP) _______________________________ Current Term Registered/# credit hours _____________________
Cumulative FA GPA _____________________________ Term FA GPA __________________ Cumulative % Earned ____________________
If Maximum Time Frame, what is Satisfactory Academic Progress Status _______________________________________________________
Maximum Program Credits Allowed ___________________________ Attempted Program Credits Completed _____________________
Financial Aid Award History Total ______________________________ PELL LEU%____________________________________________________
Outcome: Appeal Approved Effective __________________________________________ Appeal Denied
Term(s):
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