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Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Petition for Reinstatement of Financial Aid Eligibility

Students who feel extenuating circumstances prevented them from successfully completing the quarter and/or completing the degree/certificate within the maximum time frame, may request reinstatement of their financial aid eligibility.

CREDITS COMPLETED OR GPA REQUIREMENT: Complete the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal.

  • If the petition is approved, the student will be placed on Financial Aid probation. Financial aid eligibility will be reinstated.

MAXIMUM TIME FRAME:Complete the Request for Additional Quarters Appeal.

  • Students will be expected to submit a Degree (Graduation) Application.
  • If the Request is approved, the student will be eligible for financial aid for courses required to graduate, as listed in the letter from the Graduation Evaluator.


  • Students enrolling in courses required for graduation from another college or university are not eligible for financial aid at SFCC.
  • Students enrolled in courses required as pre-requisites for acceptance into a program at another college or university, if approved, will be limited to loan funding.
  • Students who have attempted 125% of their program are not eligible for State Need Grant funding even if the Request for Additional Quarters is approved.
  • Students who have their aid reinstated, will be placed on Probation for all subsequent quarters they are enrolled. Probation is not removed. If the student fails to meet the credit and/or GPA requirements, they will be put on Financial Aid Suspension.


  • Students who have completed two CCS Degrees and/or Certificates for have attempted three programs regardless of completion
  • If it is mathematically impossible to meet the pace of progression requirements, consideration for reinstatement of financial aid will be denied.