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Satisfactory Academic Progress
Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress

Your academic success is important. Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress is necessary for you to realize the full benefit of the opportunities provided you through the Federal Financial Aid Program. Please take time to read our Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. It can vary from one academic year to another. If you have any questions, please contact us.

2015-2016 Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

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Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals

When a student loses federal student aid eligibility because they failed to make satisfactory academic progress, he or she may appeal that result on the basis of: his injury or illness, the death of a relative, or other special circumstances. The appeal must explain why they failed to make satisfactory progress and what has changed in their situation that will allow them to make satisfactory progress at the next evaluation.

If you have lost federal aid eligibility and have a special circumstance that you can document, you may request to appeal the exclusion. There are several steps to complete the appeal. There are several steps to the process:

  1. Check to be sure financial aid file is complete through My NWACC Connection
  2. Print and complete the appeal form
  3. Make an appointment to see advisor
  4. Advising notes will be made in our system by the advisor for the committee to review
  5. Turn in the appeal form to financial aid office
  6. Appeal is reviewed and student is sent a response to their NWACC email account
Appeal Forms
  • Request to review Satisfactory Academic Progress for Spring 2016

The Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress appeal deadline was December 18, 2015.  Satisfactory Academic Progress for Appeal forms for Summer and Fall 2016 will be available the first of April.

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