Cleary University

Financial Aid Appeal

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.

Student Name: Date of Birth:  

Phone: Email:  
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.)


Major / Program of Study:  

Applicable Situation:

Description / Explaination:

Supporting Documents:

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


I, have read and understand all the above terms and conditions.

Date Signed:

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Document name: Financial Aid Appeal
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