Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Process
Financial Aid Suspension can be appealed by filling out a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal form. Completion of the appeal form does not guarantee reinstatement of financial aid.
A student may appeal if the reason for failure to meet SAP was the result of extenuating circumstances, (documentation may be required) if the situation that caused the poor performance has been resolved. An appeal must be received and approved prior to or during the term for which the aid is being requested as financial aid will not be awarded retroactively.Students will receive notification via TBCC email within 2-4 weeks of appeal submission with one of the following results:
Probation is granted upon the approval of a financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal. Probation allows a student to receive financial aid for one term. A student must meet satisfactory academic progress by the end of that term to remain eligible for subsequent financial aid.
Probation with an Academic Plan
Probation with an Academic Plan is granted upon the approval of a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal with the condition the student follows an academic plan. The student is eligible to receive financial aid as long as the student continues to follow the academic plan and meet the other SAP requirements.
While on Probation with an Academic Plan students must:
Reinstatement of Financial Aid Eligibility
Students who do not meet SAP while on probation will no longer be eligible for financial aid. Financial aid eligibility may be reinstated when the student has achieved Financial Aid Good Standing by raising their cumulative GPA to a 2.0, and has achieving a cumulative completion of two-thirds (66.67%) of all credit hours attempted.
Students who do not successfully complete credits may be required to return financial aid as stated in Federal requirements.
Students need to complete a program of study within 150% of the credits required.
Students have the right to request an extension of their financial aid eligiblity once per year.
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