SAP Appeal Process

If it has been determined that you have not met Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), you will not be eligible for financial aid which consist of grants, federal work study, all student loans including PLUS and private loans, and certain scholarships. However, you may submit an appeal to try to reinstate your financial aid eligibility.

To appeal for not meeting the GPA or Pace measure of SAP:

  • Go to the SAP Counseling Portal to learn what SAP is, how it impacts your financial aid, what the SAP Appeal process is, and how to complete a SAP Appeal
  • Complete the session to gain access to the SAP Appeal Form
  • Complete the online SAP Appeal Form and submit it
  • All Appeals must be submitted by the semester SAP Appeal deadline date on the Financial Aid Important Dates

Submitting a SAP Appeal is not a guarantee of approval.

    Notification of SAP Appeal Decision

    • Your appeal decision will be sent to your Maricopa student email.
    • Read the message to ensure that you understand the decision and any stipulations set for you by the SAP Appeal Committee.
    • If you are placed on probation, you must meet the conditions set for you to remain eligible for financial aid.
    • Check with us if you do not understand your message or if you're unsure of the requirements you must meet to remain eligible for financial aid.

    Regaining Financial Aid Eligibility

    A student who does not meet SAP will be placed on financial aid suspension and can only regain aid eligibility by:

    • Following the SAP Appeal Process and having their SAP Appeal approved by the SAP Appeal Committee
    • Paying for their tuition and fees each semester until they meet the Standards of SAP

    For the full Maricopa Community Colleges Standards of SAP for Financial Aid Eligibility click here

    Academic Probation For Not Meeting Scholastic Standards

    Financial aid probation or denial for failure to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress, and academic probation for not meeting Scholastic Standards are different issues. Students who need to appeal for academic probation for scholastic standards must do so through the Admissions and Records.