If a student fails to meet the SAP requirements as stated above due to extenuating circumstances such as a family member’s death, illness (of the student or an immediate family member), the student may submit a written and signed appeal to the Kellogg Office of Financial Aid. The signed appeal request must be received by the Office of Financial Aid within 15 days of receipt of the notice of SAP suspension.
The written appeal should explain any relevant extraordinary circumstances, address the reason(s) for failing to meet the minimum academic requirements, and offer some solution to the problems that have affected prior academic performance. Supporting documentation, such as statements from academic advisers, professors, health care providers, etc., may also be requested. The appeal will be reviewed by a SAP Committee chaired by the Assistant Dean, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. All decisions made by the SAP Committee are final. Students will be notified if their appeal has been granted or denied via an email to their Kellogg email account.
If an appeal is granted, the student will be placed in one of two categories:
- SAP Probation
If a student is placed on SAP Probation after an appeal, the student will be eligible for federal financial aid during one additional payment period. During the probationary period, the student must meet all SAP requirements. If the student fails to meet SAP requirements during his or her probationary period, his or her aid will be suspended without the ability to appeal. In order to reinstate federal financial aid eligibility after the SAP suspension, students must meet the aforementioned criteria for reinstatement without the use of federal financial aid.
- SAP Academic Plan
Students may be placed on an academic plan upon submission of a successful appeal. If it is mathematically impossible for a student to resolve all deficiencies during the academic year and the student’s reason for appeal is appropriate according to federal regulations, the student may be placed on an academic plan with the end goal being to resolve all deficiencies. An academic plan varies in length and is determined by the SAP Committee. Progress will be reviewed at the end of each quarter and if the student is meeting with the terms of the plan, financial aid eligibility will be maintained.