An appeal process is in place for those experiencing extenuating circumstances that impacted their ability to meet the Financial Aid SAP standards. All students who have had their financial aid suspended are encouraged to complete an appeal.
It is recommended that students submit their appeals as soon as possible to avoid processing delays. Appeals must be submitted by October 1 for the fall semester and March 1 for the spring semester. Late appeals may not be accepted.
Reinstatement of financial aid is contingent upon the availability of the funds at the time the appeal is approved.
Appeals are evaluated on an individual basis. While there is no limit on the number of times a student can appeal their SAP standing, students should be aware that multiple appeals may be difficult to approve. In these cases, significant documentation of extenuating circumstances should be submitted for evaluation.
Financial Aid Probation Status
Financial Aid Probation is available for a maximum of one semester for students who have successfully appealed to have their aid reinstated. Students on probation must continue to adhere to the Financial Aid SAP Policy and any other conditions listed on the appeal approval notice. Students on probation status are reviewed at the end of each semester. Students not making progress toward the terms of their appeal notice will have their aid suspended and must re-appeal to have their aid reinstated.
Financial Aid Academic Plan
If it is not possible for a student with an approved appeal to achieve minimum SAP standards within one semester, the student will be placed on an Academic Plan. While on the Financial Aid Academic Plan, students must meet all SAP standards each semester. The conditions for the approved appeal will continue each term until the student meets the minimum standard(s) or fails to meet the conditions of the approved appeal.
If the student fails to meet the appeal conditions, the student’s account will revert to Financial Aid Suspension status, indicating the student is ineligible for aid. The student must then appeal to have their aid reinstated.
Students with denied Financial Aid Suspension appeals may continue attending UNI by funding their own education or by exploring alternative private education loan options. You must check with private lenders to determine if they offer loans to students not meeting SAP requirements. If students meet all of the SAP standards in the future, they must contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to request a review of their financial aid status.