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.
You have the right to appeal if you are not making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). To do so, please complete an SAP Appeal Form, a Degree Review Form, a typed statement that explains your extenuating circumstance, copies of documents that support your appeal, and submit to the Financial Aid Office.
Your statement must clearly identify 1) why you did not make satisfactory academic progress; and, 2) the actions you will take (or have taken) to help you meet the standards of satisfactory academic progress. Staff in the Writing Center in Room 2031 of the Curtice-Mott Complex are available to help you draft a quality appeal.
The following extenuating circumstances will be considered for approval:
Please remember to attach supporting documentation for your extenuating circumstances to your appeal statement.
Appeals will be reviewed and determinations will be emailed to your MCC email address. During the appeal process, you must be prepared to pay for all tuition and fees with personal funds while awaiting a determination.
If your appeal is approved:
If you fail to meet the criteria listed above, you will have violated your 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: