Financial Aid Appeal Policy

Students disqualified from Financial Aid may appeal if there were unusual or mitigating circumstances that affected the student's ability to make academic progress. Examples of mitigating circumstances include but are not limited to:

  • Death in the family
  • Serious illness
  • Various reasons which were beyond the student's control

Student Process

To appeal for Financial Aid, students are required to do the following:

  1. Complete The Key Components to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Financial Aid Appeal Process with a passing grade. If this is your first time, please register before logging into the portal.

  2. Once the session is completed with a passing grade, complete and submit an Appeal Packet. The Appeal Packet must consist of the following:

    • An Appeal Form (available after successful completion of The Key Components to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Financial Aid Appeal Process session).

      getSAP Page

    • A typewritten letter explaining the circumstances that led to the student's inability to meet SAP standards, including an explanation outlining circumstances and what steps have been taken to allow the student to meet SAP standards in the future.
    • A Third-Party Statement of Verification (second page of Appeal Form) documenting your circumstances (if applicable).
    • Additional supporting documentation (i.e., death certificate, letter(s) from doctor(s), medical records, divorce decree, etc.)
    • A two or more semester Student Education Plan completed by an Academic Counselor.

 

Appeal Submission

Appeals must be submitted to Delta Financial Aid Office, DeRicco Building at:

San Joaquin Delta College
ATTN: Financial Aid Office
5151 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207

 

Submission Deadlines

  • Fall: December 1st
  • Spring: May 1st
  • Summer: July 15th

NOTE: Student must be enrolled in the semester which they are requesting their appeal.


Notice of Appeal Status

Submission of an appeal DOES NOT GUARANTEE a reinstatement of financial aid. If an appeal is approved, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Appeal Probation and will be reinstated for Financial Aid eligibility. Approved appeals will clearly state the condition(s) for eligibility and/or reinstatement.

If the appeal is denied, the student may complete a 2nd-Level Appeal and submit it to the Assistant Director of Financial Aid explaining why they believe the denial should be overturned. If the original decision is upheld, the student may email the Director of Financial Aid & Veterans' Services for re-consideration. The Director's decision is final.

Only one (1) financial aid appeal submission per semester, per student. Students who submit more than one appeal must provide differing extenuating circumstances in subsequent appeal(s). Each appeal must show successful completion of The Key Components to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Financial Aid Appeal Process every time. Failure to do any of the preceding may result in automatic disapproval.