Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Documentation Examples

Supporting Documentation that Demonstrates the Issues that you Encountered

Past Situation Acceptable Documentation
Childcare issues Letters from providers as proof of past child care.
Issues with scheduling at work Past work schedule, pay stubs, termination letter, unemployment.
Personal illness or illness of a family member Medical records showing appointments or hospitalizations during the timeframe in question, doctor's note.
Death of a family member or close friend Obituary, death certificate.
Transportation issues Car repair receipts, police reports, insurance claims, bus schedule.
Housing concerns Section 8, eviction notice, lease agreement, utility disconnect notice, police report.
Other (school/work/life balance, relationships) Detailed explanation, daily schedule.
Legal issues Court orders, police report, subpoena, incarceration, custody, jury notice, clerk of court receipt.

Supporting Documentation that Demonstrates your Future Plans

Past Situation Acceptable Documentation
Childcare plan Letters from providers as proof of current child care and a backup plan.
Work schedule Current work schedule, pay stubs.
Ongoing personal illness or illness of a family member Documentation of stability and the ability to return to school from physician.
Transportation plan Current transportation plan, bus pass.
Housing plan Housing status, lease, rental payment
Other (school/work/life balance, relationships) Documentation and/or plan showing how school will be balanced along with your other responsibilities.
Ongoing legal issues Parole officer statement, work/school release.

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