A notice will be sent to your University-assigned e-mail account and/or your mailing address if you are not meeting the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Students failing to meet SAP requirements may appeal this determination to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Committee of the Student Financial Aid Office.
An appeal is an application of mitigating circumstances. You may appeal your financial aid suspension status, if:
Your record shows that you earned the required GPA or credit completion ratio to meet SAP standards during a term at your own expense.
Unusual circumstances interfered with your ability to meet SAP standards during a particular period, including but not limited to:
Other significant unexpected and documented circumstances beyond the control of the student. Write a detailed statement of the circumstances, include dates. Attach supporting documentation from a third party; physician, social worker, counselor, police, attorney, etc.
The SAP appeal is available on our website at http://sfs.gsu.edu/the-financial-aid-process/financial-resources/forms/2017-2018-appeals-forms/.
Changes in major and double majors are not viewed as extenuating circumstances, since the standard is quite generous in the time frame allowed to complete a degree.
After your appeal is received, you will be notified by mail within 30 business days or less on whether your appeal was granted or denied. Please prepare to pay tuition and fees by other means while your appeal is under review.