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Satisfactory Academic Progress

Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress

Your academic success is important. Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress is necessary for you to realize the full benefit of the opportunities provided you through the Federal Financial Aid Program. Please take time to read our Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. It can vary from one academic year to another. If you have any questions, please contact us.

2015-2016 Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

2016-2017 Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals

When a student loses federal student aid eligibility because they failed to make satisfactory academic progress, he or she may appeal that result on the basis of: his injury or illness, the death of a relative, or other special circumstances. The appeal must explain why they failed to make satisfactory progress and what has changed in their situation that will allow them to make satisfactory progress at the next evaluation.

If you have lost federal aid eligibility and have a special circumstance that you can document, you may request to appeal the exclusion. There are several steps to the process:

  1. Check to be sure financial aid file is complete through My NWACC Connection
  2. Attend a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Workshop-dates and times are below
  3. Complete appeal form and gather documentation
  4. Make an appointment to see advisor
  5. Turn in the appeal form by email or in person to the Financial Aid Office.

Appeal Workshop Information

Attending a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Workshop is the first step in the appeal process. Workshop attendance is mandatory to appeal and are held in SC205A. The workshop will cover the resources available to students, the appeal process and appeal forms are handed out at the end. You must RSVP for a workshop and wait for confirmation to attend.

The regular Spring 2017 appeal process closed with the last workshop on November 28th. For students who missed the regular Spring workshops, we will host late appeal workshop during the last few weeks of February. We should have the dates and time posted by February 13, 2017.

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