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

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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. Check to be sure financial aid file is complete through My NWACC Connection
  2. Print and complete the appearl form
  3. Make an appointment to see advisor
  4. Advising notes will be made in our system by the advisor for the committee to review
  5. Turn in the appearl form to financial aid office
  6. Appeal is reviewed and student is sent a response to their NWACC email account
Appeal Forms

IMPORTANT! Students who want to appeal their Financial Aid Exclusion Exclusion status for GPA and/or Course Completion rate must attend a Financial Aid Appeal Workshop.

After attending the workshop, students wishing to submit a GPA and/or Course Completion appeal will receive the appropraite paperwork.  For the sample appeal packet, select the link above.

To start the appeal process, please select a date and time below to register for a session.  Please make sure you add your name and student ID number ot the body of the email.  The workshops are held in the Student Success Center (SC 205) directly in front of the Financial Aid Office front desk.

Dates for financial aid workshops are:

Dec 14th 10:00am - 11:00am
Dec 16th 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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