SAP Appeal

Use this form if you are appealing the suspension of your financial aid due to your failure to meet the SAP requirements set forth by Kennesaw State University. If your SAP failure was due to extenuating circumstances, you may be eligible for reevaluation of your financial aid eligibility by the SAP Appeals committee.

Appeals submitted by the 5th day of each month will receive the Appeals Committee decision by the 20th of the month. Decisions will be sent to your student email address and are mailed via US Mail. Please be sure submit your appeal in a timely fashion to meet payment deadlines. The Appeals Committee meets once a month to review any appeals submitted by the 5th of each month.

Satisfactory Academic Progress has qualitative and quantitative requirements as follows:

Qualitative (GPA)

  • 2.0 cumulative GPA for an undergraduate student or
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA for a graduate student

Quantitative (Completion Ratio and Maximum Time Frame)

  • Undergraduate students must complete their degrees before reaching% of the number of hours required for their degree (for most students this is 185 attempted semester hours) and earn at least 67% of the hours they attempt.
  • Graduate students must complete their degrees before reaching 150% of the number of hours required for their degrees and earn at least 67% of the hours they attempt

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Complete sections 1-4 of the appeal form (all sections are required).
  2. Attach the REQUIRED documentation requested on the appeal form.
  3. Write your name and KSU ID# at the top of each documentation page.
  4. All documentation must be submitted when you submit your appeal. Any documentation submitted after you submit the appeal may not be used for consideration. Supporting statements cannot be from family members. Supporting statements must be SIGNED and on professional letterhead.

Section 1: Student Information

Section 2: Explanation of Circumstances – check the section which best applies. (Attach required statements/documents on separate sheets.) Your statement must be typewritten, and letters of support must be signed and on professional letterhead.

Medical Condition: Write an explanation of your circumstances and attach a health care provider’s written statement(s) confirming your medical condition and impact during the semester(s) and supporting your decision to continue your enrollment. (Insurance statements and/or physician prescription pad notes are not acceptable).

Birth of your Child: Write an explanation of how the birth of your child impacted your academics and attach a copy of your child's birth certificate and a written statement(s) from a medical professional confirming the extenuating circumstances caused by the birth of your child and supporting your decision to continue your enrollment

Death of a family member: Write an explanation of how the circumstances impacted your academic situation and attach a copy of the death certificate or a written statement from a pastor or funeral director confirming your relationship to the deceased and the extenuating circumstances and supporting your decision to continue your enrollment. (Obituary articles are not acceptable.)

Divorce/Separation/Adoption: Write an explanation of how the circumstances impacted your academic situation and attach supporting court document(s) and a written statement(s) from a counselor, pastor, employer, instructor, attorney, or advisor, confirming the extenuating circumstances and supporting your decision to continue your enrollment.

Military Service: Write an explanation of your circumstances and attach a copy of official military orders with dates corresponding to the semester in which the academic dismissal occurred.

Personal Difficulties: Write an explanation of your circumstances and attach a written statement(s) from a counselor, pastor, employer, instructor, attorney, advisor, or KSU Office of Student Affairs, confirming your difficulties and supporting your decision to continue your enrollment.

To ensure the timely review and processing of your appeal packet, all documents should be submitted as a PDF.

Section 3: Plan of Action for Academic Success (Your statement must be typewritten)

Describe what has changed in your situation that will assist you in achieving academic success in the future. Detail your plan for the courses and steps you will take to ensure your success. MEET WITH YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR to update your Student Educational Plan in Degree Works of Owl Express. ATTACH A COPY, (SIGNED BY YOUR ADVISOR), TO YOUR APPEAL.

Section 4: Certification Statement

I certify that all of the information I have provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I have read the SAP Policy detailed at http://financialaid.kennesaw.edu/policies_guides/sap_policy.php, and I am aware of the appeal submission deadlines for each term. I understand that I am limited to two appeals during my academic career at KSU. I understand I will be notified of the committee’s decision by U.S. Mail and my Kennesaw State University official email, and that I must comply with the terms of the notification. I understand that my appeal may be denied and that I should be prepared to pay for the courses in which I have enrolled or to withdraw from my courses by the last day of the drop period to avoid financial penalty (visit http://registrar.kennesaw.edu for details).

By checking this box, I certify that I have read and understand the information provided above with the online SAP appeal.