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Financial Aid and Scholarships
Administration Building Room 113
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1315
Phone: (208) 426-1664
Fax: (208) 426-1305
Email: FinancialAid@boisestate.edu
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal
STUDENT NAME: ______________________________ ID#: _______________ PHONE: ________________
Federal regulations require that you meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards to maintain your
eligibility for federal financial aid. You must make progress toward a degree/certificate according to three standards:
GPA, Pace, and Maximum Credits. Find Boise State’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy online at
Federal regulations allow for exceptions to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, documented in a written
appeal, only when extenuating circumstances existed that caused a student to fail to meet one or more of the
Submission deadline to receive aid for the semester you are appealing for
Fall and spring: 10th day of classes
Summer: June 15
SAP Standard appealing for
Please submit your completed appeal form with all supporting documentation to the Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office by the stated appeal deadline. It can take up to 3 weeks to receive a decision to your BroncoMail from the
date our office marks it as received.
Step 1
You must attach a detailed letter describing the extenuating circumstances that prevented you from meeting the
SAP standards you checked above. 1) Please describe what caused you to fall below standards. 2) How those
conflicts have been resolved. 3) How do you intend to meet the minimum satisfactory academic progress standards
and progress toward your degree if your appeal is approved? Appeal letters must include all three elements to be
considered for approval.
Examples of extenuating circumstances include but are not limited to: hospitalization or medical condition of the
student, unexpected death or major hospitalization of an immediate family member, an emergency event, house fire,
or victim of a violent crime. While employment is not considered an extenuating circumstance, work issues beyond
your control may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Please attach documentation of the extenuating circumstances described in your letter. Examples of documentation
include but are not limited to: health care provider letters with dates of diagnosis and/or treatment or medical bills,
death certificates, obituaries, or police reports. Extenuating circumstances can only be used once. If these
circumstances were referenced to in a previous appeal, this appeal will be denied.
STUDENT NAME: __________________________________________ ID#: __________________
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Step 2
If your appeal is approved, you will be placed on an academic plan with specified conditions of academic
performance evaluated at the end of each semester. If you meet the specified conditions, your status on an academic
plan may continue until you meet the minimum satisfactory academic progress standards within the allowable
For our office to determine if you can meet the minimum satisfactory academic progress standards within four
semesters for undergraduates (two for graduate students), please self-certify the requested information below. Please
be aware, if you are approved for a plan, you will be required to complete the number of credits you listed below to
remain eligible for aid. We recommend that students put down the minimum amount of credits they are planning
on taking. The maximum credits that a student can plan to take is 16. If you have a GPA hold, our office will
estimate your future GPA between 2.25 - 2.75 (3.25 3.75 for grad students) plus the credits you have listed below
to determine your future eligibility.
Semesters you plan to
Semester and year
(ex. fall 2020)
Number of credits you plan to
Student Certification of Understanding
I understand that approval is not guaranteed. If my appeal is denied I am responsible for any and all charges
on my Boise State student account, even if the decision is received after the date to drop for a refund of
fees. I can only appeal once a semester.
I certify that the information contained in this Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal (SAP) form,
supporting documentation and statements, is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I
understand any false information is cause for the reduction, denial and/or repayment of student financial
I understand that if it is mathematically impossible for me to meet the minimum academic standards within
the allowable timeframe, my appeal will be denied.
I acknowledge that I will complete 100% of all enrolled credits I self-certified in step 2. Grades of “I”, “F”,
“W”, or “CW” will not count as completed and will result in removal from the academic plan and possibly
loss of financial aid eligibility.
If my appeal is approved and I fail to meet the conditions of my Academic Plan, or fail to meet any other
SAP standard, I will become ineligible for federal and state financial aid and certain private loans.
I understand that any SAP hold, including a warning or academic plan, may cause a delay of future financial
aid disbursements until the Registrar’s Office indicates that grades are “official” for the prior term and the
Financial Aid and Scholarships office is able to verify that I have met the required conditions to either
regain eligibility or continue on the academic plan.
I acknowledge that if I am not enrolled in the minimum amount of credits I indicated on this appeal, my
financial aid will not release and I will have failed my plan. If I am below my required amount of credits on
census, I understand that my released financial aid will be pulled back and I will owe it back.
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Student’s Signature (hand-signed only) Date