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A student is placed on aid denied status if they fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in two consecutive semesters. SAP is a combination of a student's completion rate and GPA. In order to maintain SAP, you must complete a minimum of 67 percent of all attempted courses and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA for undergraduate programs.

Under certain circumstances, students who fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards and lose eligibility for financial aid can appeal the financial aid suspension. Students must clearly state what caused the suspension and must also clearly indicate what has changed that will now allow the student to succeed. Appropriate circumstances to consider appealing a financial aid suspension might include:

  1. Evidence of substantial academic improvement
  2. Documented medical circumstances
  3. Death or serious illness of immediate family member
  4. Involuntary job transfer
  5. Military deployment

Students appealing must:

  1. Meet with a Financial Aid Counselor
  2. Submit a written request for probation consideration which must clearly state what caused the suspension and must also clearly indicate what has changed that will now allow the student to succeed
  3. Submit a copy of the student’s Degree Progress Advisement Report
  4. Student will be required to enroll in the SDV course if it has not been successfully completed

Additional information on TCC's SAP Appeal process and requirements may be found on our website: https://www.tcc.edu/paying-for-tcc/financial-aid/satisfactory-academic-progress-standards.

The SAP Appeal Form can be located here.

Last updated: 2020-08-05 03:43 PM 2082-8734-8386-3356
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