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Appeal Financial Aid Suspension

If you have extenuating circumstances that prevented you from meeting the minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements, you may appeal for the reinstatement of your financial aid eligibility.

Current Students

By the term deadline, you may complete a SAP appeal in Campus Connect: Financial Aid tile > View My FA Academic Progress.

There are two components to an appeal that must be submitted:

  1. A written appeal letter that includes the following items:
    • The circumstance that kept you from meeting the SAP requirements in the past.
    • What has changed that will allow you to be successful in the future. Include as many specifics as possible, including your anticipated academic program completion date and the estimated number of hours remaining for your degree or aid-eligible non-degree graduate program.

  2. Documentation that you have met with your academic advisor to discuss your plan of action. Your advisor should complete the online SAP advisor support form in Campus Connect.

There are additional appeal requirements for undergraduate students who exceed the maximum timeframe.

You will need to meet with your advisor to discuss and submit documentation in Campus Connect of:

  • Your anticipated graduation term
  • Remaining coursework
  • An explanation from your academic advisor of which transfer credit applied towards your DePaul degree

Readmitted Students

Only readmitted students, who were not meeting SAP prior to their absence, can appeal by submitting an online Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal for Readmitted Students Form (use your Campus Connect login credentials to login to the form) explaining:

  • The circumstances that kept you from meeting SAP.
  • The changes you have made that will allow you to be successful.
  • Any changes to your educational objectives.

Appeal Deadlines

Appeal deadlines are for the term you want aid reinstated.
Undergraduate & Graduate Law
Autumn Quarter 2020-21
October 30, 2020
Autumn Semester 2020-21 October 30, 2020
Winter Quarter 2020-21
February 15, 2021
Spring Quarter 2020-21​
May 15, 2021
Spring Semester 2020-21 March 15, 2021
Summer Session 1 2020-21
July 5, 2021
Summer Session 2 & Regular 10 week 2020-21
August 1, 2021
Summer Semester 2020-21 July 15, 2021

SAP Appeal Results

Appeals are reviewed within 14 days, provided that all necessary documentation is received. You will receive an email with the outcome of your appeal and information related to your SAP status moving forward. Definitions of SAP statuses can be found on Definitions and Terminology.