Financial Aid Appeal Form

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal: In order to be eligible for financial aid, students must meet the SAP Standards at Cleary. To meet these standards, students must meet the following academic and attempted credit standards:

Academic Standards

  • A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a 2.0 or better.
  • Successfully completed 67% of all attempted credits. Attempted Credit Standards
  • Not attempt more than 150% of their program. (For example, students working toward a 60 credit hour Associate Degree can attempt 90 credits (60 x 150% = 90). Once 150% has been attempted, including credits attempted at other institutions, the student has reached credit limit.)
  • If a student is not meeting these requirements, they may not be eligible for certain types of financial aid, or any financial aid at all. [34 CFR 668.34(a), (b)]
An appeal can be filed by completing these steps:
  • Fill out the Financial Aid Appeal Form completely.
  • Applications must meet the criteria as on next page and include supporting documentation.
  • Financial aid appeals can take 10 to 15 business days for processing.

Appeal Terms and Conditions:

  • I understand that all communication, including the outcome of the appeal, will be sent via email to my Cleary email address.
  • I understand that any misrepresentation of the facts can result in formal disciplinary action.
  • I understand that if an appeal is granted, I must successfully complete all attempted classes with a
  • 2.0 or higher GPA during the appeal semester(s).
  • I understand that if these standards are not met, I will be placed on financial aid suspension and lose financial aid for future semesters. If I am on credit limit, I also understand that this pertains to me.
  • I understand that incomplete appeals will be denied.
  • I understand that if an appeal is granted, and I use it for loans I may run out of loan eligibility in future semesters as there is a federal maximum that cannot be exceeded.
  • I understand that if I miss the semester deadline dates to submit a financial aid appeal (see below) my appeal will be reviewed for the next semester:

2020 Fall Semester: End of October
2021 Winter Semester: End of March
2021 Spring/Summer Semester: End of July

Financial Aid Appeal Form

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  • Note: By providing a phone number I consent to Cleary leaving messages (voicemail, text messages and/or verbal messages with any person who answers at the number) with specific information related to Cleary (course enrollment, appointments, advising, financial aid, payments, admission, etc.)
  • Reason for Appeal

    Check the applicable situation and note documenation requirements below.
    Required: Obituary or death certificate which includes your relationship to the deceased.
    Required: Your employer must provide a letter of support on official company letterhead specifying exactly how your change in work interferes with your ability to attend class. The letter must be signed by your supervisor or higher company manager. Students must make every effort to find options to complete the semester before an exception is considered
    Required: The statement must be on the physician’s letterhead and include expected start and end dates of the medical condition. The doctor must verify in the statement that you cannot attend any class as the medical condition is very serious and prevents you from participation in employment, education, and other major life activities for the duration of the semester.
    Required: Submit a copy of your military orders with dates.
    Required: A degree audit will done to determine the classes you have left to take. You must be within 30 credits of completing your program of study or have been accepted into a second admit program.
    Required: You must show a semester that exceeds satisfactory academic progress, such as completion of all attempted courses with a 2.0 or above. If academic improvement has been shown at another school transcripts must be provided.
  • Must include ‘Why you failed to make SAP and explain what will allow you to meet SAP’. For Loan Limit Appeals you must include ‘Educational expenses you are unable to meet and how you will be using any financial aid refunds you have or will receive’. You may optionally add more explaination by uploading a document below.
  • Additional documentation is not required but can support your case. Examples of relevant documentation could include medical documentation, obituaries, email communication with faculty and staff, or job related documentation. (10MB limit)
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    Max. file size: 10 MB.