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Appeals & Special Circumstances

Documents may be submitted to the SWC Financial Aid office  by clicking on this link: https://go.swccd.edu/dropbox. Please be sure to review applicable instructions and deadlines before submitting appeals.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal

Students that have not met SAP Standards according to the SWC SAP Policy have the right to appeal to continue on financial aid on a probationary status.

2020-2021 Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal form

SAP Appeal Deadlines

Fall 2020 November 20, 2020
Spring 2021 April 23, 2021
Summer 2021 To be determined

Helpful Videos: https://swccd.financialaidtv.com/play/49520-appeal-process-satisfactory-academic-progress-sap/68861-what-appeal

Unusual Enrollment Appeal

2020-2021 Unusual Enrollment History Appeal form

Submit this appeal if it was determined that you did not earn academic credit at one, or more, of your previously attended institutions.

Helpful Videos: https://swccd.financialaidtv.com/play/1561-eligibility/13874-unusual-enrollment-history-ueh

Dependency Override

The DOE (Department of Education) allows schools to exercise “Professional Judgment” in determining a student’s dependency status in certain situations where the relationship between you and your parent(s) has been compromised in a serious and ongoing way. Dependency Override’s are evaluated annually on a case-by-case bases and require third party verification. If you are unable to obtain third party verification please schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid Specialist by contacting the financial aid office.

2020-2021 Dependency Override Appeal form

Dependency Override Appeal Deadlines

Fall 2020 November 20, 2020
Spring 2021 April 23, 2021
Summer 2021 To be determined

Projected Year Income Request

The Financial Aid Office may be able to adjust data items used to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and your financial need if special circumstances exist that affect your ability to contribute towards the cost of education. Your Financial Aid file MUST be complete before you can submit a Special Circumstances Request.

2020-2021 Student Income Change Appeal form

2020-2021 Parent Income Change Appeal form

Income Appeal Deadlines

Fall 2020 November 20, 2020
Spring 2021 April 23, 2021
Summer 2021 To be determined

Budget Appeals

The Financial Aid Office may be able to adjust data items used to calculate your Cost of Attendance (COA) or "budget" if special circumstances exist that make your Cost of Attendance higher than what we would normally project. Your Financial Aid file MUST be complete before you can submit a Budget Appeal.

2020-2021 Budget Appeal

Budget Appeal Deadlines

Fall 2020 November 20, 2020
Spring 2021 April 23, 2021
Summer 2021 To be determined

SWC Promise Grant Appeal

Use this form to appeal the loss of SWC Promise Grant: 2020-2021 SWC Promise Grant Appeal

SWC Promise Grant Appeal Deadlines

Fall 2020 November 20, 2020
Spring 2021 April 23, 2021
Summer 2021 To be determined

California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal

Use this form to appeal the loss of CCPG Fee Waiver (Formerly BOG Fee Waiver): 2020-2021 CCPG Appeal

Homelessness & Unaccompanied Youth

DOE (Department of Education), allows schools to exercise “Professional Judgment” in determining a student’s dependency status as it relates to homelessness and or unaccompanied youth. If you are a 1) unaccompanied and homeless, or 2) unaccompanied, self-supporting, and at-risk of homelessness youth please contact the Financial aid office to schedule an online appointment to meet with the Homeless Liaison for determination of status by contacting the financial aid office.