Financial Aid Appeal for Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Status

Students determined to be ineligible for financial aid may appeal that status based on extenuating circumstances such as the death of a relative; injury or illness of the student; family difficulties, such as divorce or illness; interpersonal relationship issues; difficulty balancing work, athletics, family responsibilities, etc., and school; and financial difficulties or other special circumstances.

Appeals must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office through Campus Logic Student Forms to be reviewed by the appeal committee. Appeals must include the following:

  • Why the student failed to make progress toward the degree;
  • What has changed that will allow the student to make progress;
  • Documentation supporting the information included in the appeal.

Such documentation may include, but is not limited to: communication from doctors, counselors, or other service providers; police reports; confirmation of use of academic support services; medical records; signed statements from third parties knowledgeable of the situation; etc.

If an appeal is approved, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation status and will regain eligibility for Title IV aid. Students on Financial Aid Probation may receive Title IV aid for one semester if it is determined that the student should be able to meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements by the end of that semester.

If it is determined that the student will not be able to meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements by the end of one semester, an academic plan can be developed to allow for additional semesters of eligibility as indicated in that plan. Students without an approved academic plan who do not meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements after one semester of Financial Aid Probation will be again placed in the Ineligible category. Additional appeals are allowed as long as the circumstances are not identical to those that were used for a previous appeal.

SAP Appeal Application Process

The completed application must be submitted by noon on the first day of the semester of its intended use. Once the student has submitted the application, they will be contacted by a counselor to review the application.

Following the initial review of the application, the Waiver Review Committee will meet periodically to review complete applications. The committee may request a student to provide additional information upon review of the application. The student will be notified via their Hudson Valley email of the committee's decision. If not satisfied with the decision, an appeal can be made to the Vice President for Student Affairs (by appointment only).


To access the application for appeal, students should completing the appeal application online in the Campus Logic Student Forms system.

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