Appeals Process

If you feel a college policy has been applied unfairly to your situation, you have the right to submit a written complaint or  appeal. First, you must meet with the appropriate supervisor to  attempt to work out a resolution. If a resolution cannot be  achieved, submit the completed complaint/appeal form with  documentation (police report, hospital records, doctor excuse,  obituary, etc.) to support your extenuating circumstances to the  supervisor responsible for the policy.

The Complaint/Appeal form will be submitted to the College  Policies Complaint/Appeals Committee for review. Students who  appeal a college policy must do so within 12 months. For  academic issues such as grade changes and problems with courses  or instructors, you must contact the appropriate faculty member  or academic  dean.

Students who are approved on appeal must earn grades of “C” or better in each class, with no withdrawals (grades of W, WP, WF, I and IP calculate as hours attempted in Financial Aid SAP Policy). Appeals are continued on a semester by semester basis until the student is current with SAP.

Students who fail to complete the terms of the appeal will be expected to meet the SAP requirements using their own means before they will be considered eligible to received financial aid.