Appealing Satisfactory Academic Progress


  • Students have a right to appeal most financial aid decisions, including loan denial and financial aid termination. For assistance and to access the Student Financial Aid Appeal & Maximum Time Frame Appeal, go to the Financial Aid Forms & Links page, and open the appeal form(s) in the “General Financial Aid Forms” section at the bottom of the page (or click one of the links in this paragraph).
    • Students may appeal the Maximum Time Frame termination if their status was caused by CMC credit hours received over 10 years ago and/or transfer credits from other colleges.
  • Approvals will require students to follow an Academic plan designated by the Director of Financial Aid.
    • The Director of Student Financial Aid will respond by letter to each appellant via their CMC issued email address.
  • Appeals must proceed in the order described below.
    • The appeal must include the following:
      • The typed appeal form.
      • A typed, detailed letter from the student explaining and mitigating extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control that made it impossible to successfully complete the semester.
      • In the event of a medical issue, appropriate documentation supporting the extenuating circumstance is required (includes documents from physicians and/or hospitals). Proof of diagnosis MUST be attached.
      • Any other documentation required to support information provided in the student letter.
    • Incomplete appeals or those lacking appropriate detail WILL NOT be reviewed.  All detail and communication must be submitted by the deadline each term. Any appeals submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed prior to disbursement for the subsequent term. The student will be responsible for all charges on the student account.
    • If the appeal is approved, any aid disbursed will serve as reimbursement to the student for any payments made during this period.