Appeals & Special Circumstances

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.  SAP appeals must be received by last day of the term.

2024-2025 Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal (submitted online, fastest method)
2024-2025 Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal PDF version (can be mailed in or dropped off, DO NOT EMAIL)

Helpful Videos: Appeal Process for Satisfactory Academic Progress

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 Overrides 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.

 Dependency Override Appeal instructions and link

Must be received by last day of the term.

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.

Income Change Appeal instructions and link

Must be received by last day of the term.

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.

Budget Appeal instructions and link

Must be received by last day of the term.

California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal

To appeal the loss of the CCPG tuition waiver, submit the 2024-2025 CCPG appeal form.  

California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal Deadlines

2024-2025 Deadlines
Fall 2024 December 15, 2024
Spring 2025 May 30, 2025

SWC Promise Grant Appeal

2024-2025 Loss of SWC Promise Appeal Form

SWC Promise Grant Appeal Deadlines

2024-2025 Deadlines
Fall 2024 December 15, 2024
Spring 2025 May 30, 2025

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.