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.

2018-2019 Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
2017-2018 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-see below for information
  3. Complete appeal form and gather documentation
  4. Make an appointment to see advisor
  5. Turn in the appeal form at the Enrollment Support Center

Appeal Workshop Information

Appeal workshops are held once a year in the months of May and June for the fall semester only. Fall 2018 workshop registration will open on April 20, 2018.  When workshop registration is live, you are able to click on the button below to view dates and times and register.

If you have question, please visit the Enrollment Support Center or contact them at 479-986-4000 or by email


Satisfactory Academic Process Appeal Workshop

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