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.

Fall 2022 Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal form (MySWC login and one-time account creation required)

SAP Appeal Deadlines

2022-2023 Deadlines
Fall 2022 November 9, 2022
Spring 2023 April 21, 2023
Summer 2023 To be determined

Please note that the deadlines listed above are the last day by which you should submit appeals.  The documents can technically be accepted as late as the last day of classes, however appeals submitted after the dates above may result in aid not being disbursed before the end of the term.  Late or retroactive disbursements may be possible but are not guaranteed. 

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.

2022-2023 Appeal 
2022-2023 Dependency Override Appeal form
(MySWC login and one-time account creation required)

Dependency Override Appeal Deadlines

2022-2023 Deadlines
Fall 2022 November 9, 2022
Spring 2023 April 21, 2023
Summer 2023 To be determined

Please note that the deadlines listed above are the last day by which you should submit appeals.  The documents can technically be accepted as late as the last day of classes, however appeals submitted after the dates above may result in aid not being disbursed before the end of the term.  Late or retroactive disbursements may be possible but are not guaranteed. 

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.

2022-2023 Appeals
2022-2023 Student Income Change Appeal form
(MySWC login and one-time account creation required)
2022-2023 Parent Income Change Appeal form
(PDF)

Income Appeal Deadlines

2022-2023 Deadlines
Fall 2022 November 9, 2022
Spring 2023 April 21, 2023
Summer 2023 To be determined

Please note that the deadlines listed above are the last day by which you should submit appeals.  The documents can technically be accepted as late as the last day of classes, however appeals submitted after the dates above may result in aid not being disbursed before the end of the term.  Late or retroactive disbursements may be possible but are not guaranteed. 

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.

2022-2023 Appeal
2022-2023 Budget Appeal
(MySWC login and one-time account creation required)

Budget Appeal Deadlines

2022-2023 Deadlines
Fall 2022 November 9, 2022
Spring 2023 April 21, 2023
Summer 2023 To be determined

Please note that the deadlines listed above are the last day by which you should submit appeals.  The documents can technically be accepted as late as the last day of classes, however appeals submitted after the dates above may result in aid not being disbursed before the end of the term.  Late or retroactive disbursements may be possible but are not guaranteed. 

California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal

To appeal the loss of the CCPG tuition waiver, submit the 2022-2023 CCPG appeal form.  

SWC Promise Grant Appeal

2022-2023 Loss of SWC Promise Appeal Form

SWC Promise Grant Appeal Deadlines

2022-2023 Deadlines
Fall 2022 December 14, 2022
Spring 2023 May 26, 2023

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.