Appeal Process for Financial Aid Reinstatement
If you have been disqualified from receiving financial aid, either for exceeding the maximum time-frame or for failing to meet the GPA or pace (completion rate) standards, you are entitled to go through the appeal process for financial aid reinstatement. Federal law allows schools to approve appeals if injury, illness, death of a relative, or other special circumstances affected a student's ability to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
HOW TO APPEAL FOR FINANCIAL AID REINSTATEMENT
STEP 1) Meet with a Financial Aid Academic Counselor.
Be prepared to discuss your specific educational goal (AA, vocational certificate, or transfer) and major at the meeting with the counselor. Together you will create a Financial Aid Educational Plan.
Counseling for the Spring 2013 term will be on a drop-in basis at the Welcome Center next to the cafeteria or Counseling Complex near Pearl St.
Click here for the schedule of available Financial Aid counseling slots.
STEP 2) Complete the Appeal for Financial Aid Reinstatement FORM (please type).
STEP 3) Print out completed form and then sign and date (by hand) before submitting it along with
your educational plan and any supporting documents to the SMC Financial Aid Office by the
For Summer 2012: August 6, 2012
For Fall 2012: December 7, 2012
For Spring 2013: June 3, 2013