Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Form

We understand that unexpected events can impact a student’s studies. For students who lost financial aid eligibility due to not meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, including maximum credits hours attempted, an appeal may be submitted if the cause was due to an extenuating circumstance. Such matters include, but are not limited to: serious injury or illness, hospitalization, death of a relative, or other undue hardship. All appeals are reviewed by a committee and responded to in writing prior to the next semester start so long as the appeal is submitted within 1 week of receiving email notification from Goodwin University regarding the updated status. Decisions rendered by the committee are final and cannot be appealed. If approved, your financial aid will be reinstated on the condition that certain academic requirements be met to maintain eligibility. If denied, you will remain ineligible for financial aid and will be responsible for any charges associated with your enrollment. Only one appeal may be submitted per semester/term.

If you do not appeal and you are registered for the upcoming semester Goodwin University may unenroll you for the upcoming semester.

Please note, the committee reserves the right to consider appeals submitted after the deadline for the upcoming semester.



To appeal for consideration of financial aid reinstatement, all appropriate and required documentation must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. If an appeal is found to be incomplete, you will be notified in writing. Incomplete appeal submissions will delay processing.

  1. Complete this Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal form.
  2. In the statement fields below:
    1. Describe the circumstance that impacted your ability to meet SAP requirements or complete your degree within the maximum credit hour limit under the policy.
    2. Explain how the situation has changed, or how you will address the circumstances described to make sure you are academically successful and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  3. Provide documentation to support the circumstance(s) described in your statement. Original copies of notarized forms must be provided. Examples of acceptable documentation are:
    • Court documents
    • Death Certificate/Obituary
    • Eviction notice
    • Hospitalization records
    • Letter from doctor, therapist, or counselor
    • Letter from transitional housing program
    • Police reports
    • Records of doctors visits
    • Written statement from clergy, relative, or other third party
Student Information

You may upload multiple files but you must select them all at once.
Allowed file formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .xls, .xlsx, .jpg, .jpeg, .png


By signing below, I certify that all information provided and reported on this form is complete and accurate. I further agree to submit any other requested documentation to substantiate this request. I understand that if I purposely give false or misleading information and/or fraudulently sign this form, I may be fined, sentence to jail or both.

By typing your name in the signature field, you are signing this application electronically. You agree that your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this form.

NOTE: Submission of this appeal does not guarantee reinstatement of your financial aid.