Appealing Termination Status

All students on termination for financial assistance may appeal, and only factors that were beyond your control that can be supported with documentation (i.e. medical documentation) will be considered in the appeal process. Unawareness of withdrawal policies, requirements for SAP, or unprepared for college coursework will not be accepted for an appeal.

The student must complete an Appeal for Financial Aid Reinstatement Form. The appeal must include: (a) reasons why the student did not achieve the minimum academic requirements, (b) supporting documentation, and (c) a description of what has changed that will now allow the student to meet the academic requirements.

All students filing an appeal must submit an academic advisement report with their appeal. The report can be accessed from MyICC > Academics > Degree Progress – View PDF. The ability to meet SAP prior to degree/certificate completion does not guarantee appeal approval.

 Any appeal submitted without an academic advisement report will not be reviewed until an academic advisement report is provided. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with an advisor to determine the remaining courses for completion of the degree/certificate. Just providing an academic advisement report does NOT guarantee continuation of financial assistance eligibility. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards are established by the Office of Financial Assistance in accordance with regulations set by the U.S. Department of Education.

Appeal Process

The appeal form must be submitted by the deadline for the term in which the student is appealing for aid to be reinstated.

Your appeal will be reviewed by the SAP Appeal Committee. The student will be notified of the decision via ICC student email. All committee decisions are FINAL
If the appeal for reinstatement is denied the student may still attend Illinois Central College, but will have to make other financial arrangements to pay for all charges incurred for the semester in which financial aid will not be paid.
If the appeal is approved, the student will be placed on Probation status and will be eligible to receive aid.

Probation Status: Those students for which an appeal is approved and the student meets the conditions and terms of the approved appeal but has not yet met the cumulative completion rate and GPA requirements, will remain on continued probation status for the following semester.

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