This information is provided as a guide and is subject to change without notice to comply with federal, state, and institutional policies. For the most current information, please visit www.gpc.edu/finaid.
A student who fails to establish good academic standing or to make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) becomes ineligible for financial aid. If students have mitigating circumstances beyond their control that affect their ability to meet SAP standards, they may appeal the loss of their eligibility.
To appeal the loss of eligibility, a student must complete a Georgia Perimeter College “Financial Aid Appeal Form” and submit it with appropriate documentation to the Financial Aid office. The Georgia Perimeter College Financial Aid Appeal Form can be obtained either from the Financial Aid office or downloaded from the Financial Aid Forms page. The documentation must be directly related to the events that affected the student's ability to meet SAP standards.
The appeal should also include the steps the student is taking to ensure progress in the future. The student will be notified by mail of the outcome of the appeal. If the appeal is approved, it will list specific requirements the student must meet in order to continue to receive financial aid. If the student's appeal is denied, the student may regain eligibility by meeting the conditions listed in the following section.