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.

2014-2015 Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

2015-2016 Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

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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 complete the appeal. There are several steps to the process:

  1. Be sure financial aid file is complete
  2. Request appeal
  3. Financial aid office checks to be sure financial aid file is complete and no additional information is required
  4. Student is sent an appeal worksheet to complete and return along with any additional documentation
  5. Student is sent an advising form
  6. Student makes appointment to see advisor
  7. Advisor completes the advising form
  8. Student returns the advising form to financial aid office
  9. Student's appeal is reviewed and student is sent a response to their NWACC email account
Spring 2015 Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Options
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