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Satisfactory Academic Policy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Make Satisfactory Academic Progress 
Make sure you stay eligible so you can keep receiving financial aid

To be eligible you must:
  1. ​​Fill out the FAFSA every year
  2. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA (2.0) 
  3. Complete a minimum percentage of the classes you attempt (64%).  
  4. Complete your degree or certificate within the maximum time frame allowable at your school.​​​ 

For a 
detailed explanation of each SAP status, open and read this PDF:

2020-2021 Satisfactory Academic Policy​​​​​​

(Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021) ​

2019-2020 Satisfactory Academic Policy​​​​​​​​

(Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020) ​

How Do I File an Appeal to Request that my Aid Reinstated?

All students who have been Disqualified or Terminated are notified of their SAP status via e​​​mail and must complete the SAP Appeal Process. If their appeal is approved, their financial aid may be reinstated.

Disqualified SAP Appeal :
Terminated SAP Appeal: 
  1. Review the SCC SAP Policy (PDF link above) and this​ SAP Powerpoint​ presentation
  2. Print this disqualification notice​​​ and write your appeal statement
  3. Complete a Comprehensive Student Education Plan (CSEP) with an SCC academic counselor
  4. Submit all completed appeal documents to the Financial Aid Office prior to the deadline*

  1. Print this termination notice​​​ and write your appeal statement
  2. Complete a CSEP with an SCC academic counselor
  3. Submit all completed appeal documents to the Financial Aid Office prior to the deadline*​


​​Fall 2020:  12/4/2020

Spring 2021:   ​5/21/2021

​Summer 2021:   7/23/2021

​Fall 2019:  12/6/2019
Spring 2020: Updated to assist students affected by Covid-19:
Summer 2020: Updated to assist students affected by Covid-19:​7/31/202​0

Appeal Decisions:

All appeal decisions are final. There is no guarantee that your appeal will be approved. Appeal committee decisions are emailed to the student a few weeks after the student has submitted their appeal.

If your Appeal is approved, you must comply with the conditions of your approval. If you comply with the conditions, it may not be necessary for you to appeal the next term (even if you have not been able to cure all your deficiencies within one term).

​If your Appeal is denied, you will not receive any financial aid for the current term. To have your financial aid reinstated for following terms, you will need to show academic progress during the current term and may be required to re-appeal next term.  However, you may still be eligible for the California College Promise Grant (fee waiver).

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