FINANCIAL AID

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Workshop

June 8, 2022

Dear students,

Join us for a webinar with information about Satisfactory Academic Progress, the appeal process, and advice on how to submit a successful appeal. During our webinars we will cover information from what does SAP mean, what documents are necessary, tips on how to compose a strong statement, what are the dos and don’ts, what comes next, and answer any questions you may have.

You must register in advance for one of the webinars below in order to receive the zoom link for the date and time that works best for you.

Choose from one of the following times and click to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you cannot attend a webinar, please read the following tips to submitting a successful appeal.

What To Submit

  • Signed appeal form
  • Signed appeal statement
  • Copies of supporting documentation (if applicable)

Writing A Strong Appeal Statement

Your personal appeal statement should address the serious circumstances that occurred that prevented you from meeting SAP.

  • Think deeper about your reasons, ask yourself ‘why?’. It’s not enough to say you failed your class because you stopped attending. Why did you stop attending? 
  • Address all courses that negatively impacted your SAP status, these may have occurred in prior years.
  • What was your responsibility for these events? If you were faced with the same circumstances today, what can you do better? What resources will you use to help yourself?
  • What’s changed? Has the situation resolved? Did you change your approach?
  • What have you done to ensure you meet SAP in the future? Why won’t this situation occur again?
  • Important: Your statement MUST be signed and dated

What’s Next?

Submit your appeal no later than July 15th to be considered for financial aid before the fall semester begins.

  • Appeals submitted between July 16th and December 9th will be accepted, however may be processed after the semester begins and students will need to pay for fall tuition out of pocket.
  • Appeals submitted between December 10th and March 10th will be accepted and can only be considered for the Spring 2023 semester. Students will need to pay for spring tuition out of pocket.

Students who submit their appeal by July 15th will be notified of their appeal status by mid-August via CSUN email.

The Financial Aid & Scholarships team is here to help you succeed in your academic goals.