Satisfactory Academic Program (SAP) Appeal of
Financial Aid Ineligibility
An ineligible student may appeal by indicating in
writing to the Financial Aid Appeal Committee (a)
reasons why he or she did not achieve minimum academic
standards, and (b) reasons why his or her aid
eligibility should not be terminated, but reinstated.
Each appeal will be considered on its merit. Individual
cases will not be considered as precedent. Some
financial aid probations are considered if the following
circumstances have occurred:
- Death in the
student's immediate family that has been documented.
- Personal illness
requiring a loss of the equivalent of more than five
consecutive class days that ca be supported by a
letter from a physician.
- Serious illness in
the student's immediate family that can be supported
by at least one letter of documentation from a
family members' physician.
- Divorce or
separation in the student's immediate family that
can be documented for the time frame in question.
- Change in job
schedule/responsibilities required by the employer
and documented by the employer.
- A maximum of one
appeal based on poor judgment or immaturity per
Student Financial Services Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP) Committee will review the appeal, and
determine whether the student will be granted financial
aid and placed on financial aid probation. The
student will be advised in writing of the committee's
decision via their MTC provided email account.
C. Any student who is placed on Financial
Aid probation through an approved appeal is required to
meet all requirements as detailed in the student's
academic improvement plan in order to have continued
eligibility for federal and state financial aid.
Academic Plans require a student to meet certain
criteria. Withdrawing or failing a class is
considered not meeting any criteria on an Academic Plan.
Should a student fail to meet the terms of the
academic plan, he or she may submit an appeal request to
the Student Financial Services Office if they have
documentation of extenuating circumstances that caused
them to fail or withdraw from a course.
Students may only appeal a maximum of three times
during their academic career at Midlands Technical
E. Committee decisions on appeals are final
and cannot be appealed at any other college or federal