Appeal Process

Students who lose their eligibility to receive federal financial aid funds may appeal to the institution for reinstatement of eligibility. The student may also appeal for exceeding maximum time frame. A written appeal must be initiated by the student and sent to the Academic Progress Coordinator. The deadline for the appeal will be emailed to students via Goodwin College email. The appeal must be based on mitigating circumstances, such as the death of a relative, injury or illness of student or family member, or other special circumstances that prohibited the student from making SAP. The appeal must provide information regarding why the student failed to make SAP and what has changed in the student’s situation that will allow the student to meet the minimum SAP standards at the next evaluation point. Furthermore, the student must demonstrate that such circumstances will not continue to adversely impact his/her performance. The SAP Appeal Board will review and approve/deny all appeals.

If received in a timely fashion, all appeals will be responded to before the beginning of the next semester. Students will be notified of the outcome of their appeal via Goodwin College e-mail.