Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Request

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Students not meeting the satisfactory academic progress criteria may seek to appeal a financial aid suspension if extenuating circumstances affect academic performance. Examples of extenuating circumstances include illness, medical issues with immediate family members, death in the family, or other traumatic life-altering events of the student. Supporting documentation is highly encouraged. Personal or financial issues with family, friends, or roommates are not considered extenuating circumstances.

The appeal may not be based upon the need for assistance or the lack of knowledge that the assistance was in jeopardy. Appeals must explain in detail why the student failed to meet the minimum academic standards, what extenuating circumstances caused the failure, and how the situation has since improved.

You may review the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy at https://www.nwosu.edu/uploads//paying-for-college/financial-aid/2020-2021-files/satisfactory-academic-progress-policy.pdf.

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Is this your first Financial Aid Appeal attempt? *
Semester for which you are appealing *
By checking accept, “I authorize the University Registrar to release my academic transcript, my academic check sheet(s), my ACT test scores and my current and/or next semester’s enrollment schedule to the Financial Aid Office for presentation to the committee that will evaluate my appeal.”

 I accept

You will be notified of the time and place that the appeal consideration committee will meet to determine your financial aid eligibility status. Your attendance at the meeting is strongly encouraged but not required. You will be advised of the outcome of the appeals hearing immediately following the hearing. All decisions of the appeal committee are final.

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