Students who fail to meet one or more of the SAP requirements after their warning semester are considered to be ineligible to receive financial aid. Such a student may appeal his/her eligibility status to the SAP Appeals Committee. If approved, aid will be reinstated for a probationary semester. An appeal must be based on significant extenuating circumstance that seriously impacted academic performance.
Please note that filing a SAP Appeal does not guarantee continued eligibility for financial aid.
Students wishing to appeal must submit this form complete in its entirety and provide supplemental documentation, if applicable. Please provide an explanation of extenuating circumstances that directly impacted your ability to meet the minimum requirements of the SAP policy for each semester of poor academic performance. Describe the steps that you have taken or will take to address or improve your academic performance. If applicable, attach documentation to support your appeal. Appeals are evaluated by committee and students will be notified of a decision by mail or e-mail.
*While the committee understands that financial aid may be needed in order for you to attend classes, this is not a valid reason for approval of an appeal. No consideration will be given for a student’s inability to pay. The approval of the appeal is based on your academic history, your explanation, the strength of your documentation, your plan of improvement and whether or not you can achieve the minimum requirements of a cumulative 67% completion rate and cumulative 2.0 GPA within two semesters.
NOTE the suggested documentation required for each situation. | EXAMPLE SITUATION | SUGGESTED DOCUMENTATION |
Medical/psychological circumstances (excluding chronic conditions—students are responsible for properly balancing school work with known chronic conditions) | Statement from physician on letterhead including dates of service and whether or not the student is stable and ready to return to the College Statement from therapist on letterhead including dates of service and whether or not the student is stable and ready to return to the College Do NOT include copies of medical charts Explanation of how situation is resolved or is being managed | Car accident | Police Report Medical documentation Statement from physician on letterhead indicating that the student is stable and ready to return to the College Documentation from repair company indicating seriousness of accident | Death affecting student/family | Obituary Complete copy of funeral program Statement of the relationship between the student and the deceased to accompany the obituary or funeral program Certified death certificate Explanation of the effect on the student/family | Personal/family emergency | Explanation of how situation has been resolved or is being managed Appropriate medical documentation including statement from physician on letterhead including dates of service Notarized statement from parent or family member regarding situation and effect on student | Other | Explanation of situation and how it has been resolved or is being managed Notarized statement from parent or family member regarding situation and effect on student Other documentation depending on type of situation |
Satisfactory Academic Progress Suspension Appeal
Name:| | Date:| |
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Student ID:| | Date of Birth:| | | | | |
Phone:| | Wake Tech Email:| | | | | |
Program:| | Anticipated Graduation Date:| | | | | |
Please indicate the semester for which you are submitting an SAP appeal:| | | | | | |
| Fall| | Spring| | Summer| | | Academic Year:| | | | | |
Step 1: Reason for Financial Aid Suspension
Financial aid is currently suspended due to:
I currently have a...