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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.

A SAP appeal consists of a written 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 when you expect to complete your program and the number of hours remaining for your program.
  • Any documents that support your appeal letter may be submitted using our secure document upload website.

There are additional appeal requirements for 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

Returning Students

Only returning (readmitted) students, who were not meeting SAP prior to their absence, can appeal by submitting an online Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal for Returning Students Form (use your BlueKey username and password to login to this form).

Appeal Deadlines

Appeal deadlines are for the term you want aid reinstated.
Undergraduate & Graduate Law
Autumn Quarter 2021-22 October 15, 2021 Autumn Semester 2021-22 October 15, 2021
Winter Quarter 2021-22 February 15, 2022
Spring Quarter 2021-22 May 15, 2022 Spring Semester 2021-22 March 15, 2022
Summer Session 1 2021-22 July 5, 2022
Summer Session 2 & Regular 10 week 2021-22 August 1, 2022 Summer Semester 2021-22 July 5, 2022

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.