The Federal Government mandates that students maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward completion of their degrees/ certificates/ technical diplomas within a reasonable period of time in order to be eligible for Title IV financial aid programs (includes Grants, Work-Study, Stafford, PLUS, and Perkins Loans). Students must progress successfully each semester by maintaining a specific GPA, not exceeding the maximum number of hours allowed for his/her program, and earning enough credit hours based on the number of credit hours attempted. Please review our SAP policy at http://www.dcc.edu/student-services/financialaid/sap.aspx
Log into LoLA and follow the steps below.
Satisfactory Academic Progress is updated each semester after final grades are posted. SAP will also be reviewed before aid is initially awarded.
If mitigating circumstances prevented a student from meeting the requirements, an SAP Appeal may be filed. The appeal must be submitted with accompanying documentation and a completed academic plan by the decline date given. All supporting documents will be retained in the student's financial aid file.
Each student must submit the appeal form, and attach:
An Academic Plan - Academic plans can be requested from your academic advisor. Academic plans must be current and list the semester that you are appealing for and the subsequent semester. They must be signed by the advisor and by the student. Click to find your advisor.
Please see your Academic Advisor to receive an academic plan.
Thi depends on the time of the semester the appeal is submitted and the volume of appeals that are coming into the Financial Aid office at any given time. During the 3-4 weeks prior to and during registration, we receive an incredibly large number of appeals and we do our best to read them in the order in which they are received.