SAP Appeal Process


Students who are eligible to file a SAP Appeal, must submit the appeal and all required documentation to the Financial Aid Office by the published deadlines.

APPEAL PROCESS

Appeals will be available after Spring grades have posted

  • Annual SAP review: mid-June for upcoming year

You must wait until you have been notified of your disqualification to file your appeal.  SAP appeals and required documents will be available on your To Do list, starting mid-June.

You will receive a financial aid hold specific to the term in which you failed to meet one of the SAP standards. Holds can be viewed on your My Sac State Student Center.

  • If you are eligible to file an appeal, your To Do list SAP message will provide you with a link the appeal.  After you have saved your appeal online, you must also print a hardcopy of your appeal, to submit to the Financial Aid Office.
  • You must also submit all other SAP checklist items requested on your To Do list.  Monitor your My Sac State Student Center regularly.

The timeline for appeal decisions is up 3 - 5 weeks.  You should be prepared to pay your tuition fees in full or sign up for the Installment Payment Plan and make the required payments.   Students will receive a Sac State message regarding the outcome of their appeal.


Appeal Deadlines 2014-2015

Appeals submitted after the published deadlines will not be reviewed


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Fall 2014 Term:  Monday, September 29, 2014

  • If you are attending Fall 2014 only, you must adhere to this deadline.
  • If you are attending the academic year and you submit an appeal after this deadline, it will not be considered for Fall 2014 aid. You will need to submit another appeal in Spring for spring aid. 
  • If you did not submit an appeal in the Fall 2014 term, you must submit an appeal for Spring to be considered for spring aid.

Spring 2015 Term: Friday, February 20, 2015

  • If you are attending Spring 2015 only, you must adhere to this deadline.
  • If you attended Fall 2014 and missed the Fall term deadline or did not submit an appeal in Fall, you must submit an appeal for spring aid.
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: If you attended the fall term and file a Spring appeal, before your Spring appeal is considered, Fall grades must post. You MUST make satisfactory academic progress as determined in the SAP Progress Probation Check

 

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Career Disqualification Appeal Conditions
Undergraduate Graduate

Minimum Cumulative GPA Standard
and/or
Satisfactory Pace Standard (75%)

Students disqualified in these categories may appeal if they meet at least one of the following conditions:

  • Death of a parent, guardian, spouse, sibling or child
  • Extreme change in financial or legal circumstances
  • Loss of Child Care
  • Serious illness or injury of a parent, guardian, spouse or   child; birth of child; clinical diagnosis of disorder or assessment of disability that impeded academic learning
  • Compulsory military duty
  • Other Extenuating Circumstances
Undergraduate Graduate

Overall Degree Progress Standard (150%)
or
Over Units for 2nd Degree

Students disqualified in these categories may appeal if they meet at least one of the following conditions:

  • Break in enrollment
  • Death of a parent, guardian, spouse, sibling or child
  • Extreme change in financial or legal circumstances
  • Loss of Child Care
  • Serious illness or injury of a parent, guardian, spouse or   child; birth of child; clinical diagnosis of disorder or assessment of disability that impeded academic learning
  • Compulsory military duty
  • Other Extenuating Circumstances

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Rev. 5/23/2014