Re-Establishing Financial Aid Eligibility

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A student who is on Academic Plan or Suspension status may regain his or her financial aid eligibility after any semester in which he or she meets Standards of Academic Progress (SAP) and regains good standing status (2.0 cumulative GPA, 67 percent completion rate, and not exceeded 150 percent of program plan). 

Financial Aid Appeal Process

Federal regulations allow students to appeal the denial of their federal financial aid if they have extenuating circumstances. The circumstances include, but are not limited to, illness, death in the immediate family, call to active military duty, natural disaster or other circumstances that are beyond the student's control.

The deadline to submit an SAP appeal is listed on the checklist item under the student's MySeminoleState student portal. Normally, the deadline date is 15 days after grades post for the term. SAP appeals will not be accepted after the deadline date posted on the SAP checklist item.

  1. To determine if you are able to appeal your SAP suspension, complete an SAP Appeals Assessment.
  2. If the Assessment determines that you have a valid reason to appeal, the Financial Aid Appeal Form will be made available to you. Print the form and attach documentation that supports the specified circumstance(s) to the appeal form. An appeal form will not be considered if no documentation is attached. Examples of documentation could include an obituary notice, divorce decree, or a letter from a physician, attorney, social services agency, etc. The supporting documentation submitted with the appeal form is vital, and can be the difference between the appeal being approved or denied. The documentation must contain at least the following three components:
    • The nature of the circumstances that caused the student to fail SAP standards
    • The timeline of when these circumstances occurred
    • Corrective action(s) taken to assure that these circumstances have been resolved and no longer exist
  3. Submit the appeal form and the supporting documentation to a Student Services representative on any campus.

The SAP Appeal Committee will review the appeal along with the supporting documentation. If the appeal is submitted before the deadline, the student will receive notification of the decision within three days through his or her Student Office365 email account. If the appeal is approved, the student will be placed on an Academic Plan. If the appeal is denied, the student will not be eligible for federal financial aid until he/she is able to meet SAP. The Committee's decision is final.

For more information, please review the SAP for Financial Aid.

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Financial Aid Office   407.708.2045   fax: 407.708.2323

Federal School Code: 001520

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