a student to make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to maintain eligibility for the following financial aid programs:
satisfactory progress for:
SAP is calculated on the entire academic record, including transfer credit and semesters where aid is not used. SAP will be calculated once a year after Winter term grades are posted to determine eligibility for the next academic year.
Fresh Start is not observed for Federal Financial Aid purposes.
Violations of the SAP standards will result in the termination of your financial aid. Students who violate the SAP policy will be notified of their violation and the right to appeal.
The appeal process gives the student the opportunity to explain in writing the reason why they were not able to meet SAP standards. Students appealing their SAP status must submit an SAP Appeal form, Degree Review Form, typed statement from student and supporting documents. The Writing Center is available to help students draft a quality appeal. Incomplete appeals will be denied. Deadlines for appeals can be found on the Student Financial Services Important Dates page.
Lack of awareness of withdrawal policies, lack of knowledge of requirements for satisfactory academic progress, or unpreparedness for college coursework will not be accepted as reasons for the purpose of an appeal. The following circumstances are not considered extenuating and beyond the student’s control, but based on personal choices:
Appeals will be reviewed by a committee and determinations will be emailed to student’s MCC email. Students appealing their financial aid status must be prepared to pay for all tuition and fees with personal funds while awaiting a determination.
If your appeal is approved:
Students who fail to meet the criteria listed above will have violated their SAP contract and will not be eligible to receive future financial aid. You also violate your SAP contract if you register for a class outside the list of approved courses and are not prepared to pay for them out of pocket. Violation of your SAP contract makes you ineligible for future financial aid.
If your appeal is denied: