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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.

2021-2022 Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal form (MySWC login and one-time account creation required)

SAP Appeal Deadlines

2020-2021 Deadlines 2021-2022 Deadlines
Fall 2020 November 20, 2020 Fall 2021 To be determined
Spring 2021 April 23, 2021 Spring 2022 To be determined
Summer 2021 July 26, 2021 Summer 2022 To be determined

Helpful Videos: https://swccd.financialaidtv.com/play/49520-appeal-process-satisfactory-academic-progress-sap/68861-what-appeal

Unusual Enrollment Appeal

2020-2021 Unusual Enrollment History Appeal form

Submit this appeal if it was determined that you did not earn academic credit at one, or more, of your previously attended institutions.

Helpful Videos: https://swccd.financialaidtv.com/play/1561-eligibility/13874-unusual-enrollment-history-ueh

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 Override’s 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.

2020-2021 Appeal 2021-2022 Appeal
2020-2021 Dependency Override Appeal form 2021-2022 Dependency Override Appeal form
(MySWC login and one-time account creation required)

Dependency Override Appeal Deadlines

  2020-2021 Deadlines 2021-2022 Deadlines
Fall 2020 November 20, 2020 Fall 2021 To be determined 
Spring 2021 April 23, 2021 Spring 2022 To be determined 
Summer 2021 July 26, 2021 Summer 2022 To be determined

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.

2020-2021 Appeals  2021-2022 Appeals
2020-2021 Student Income Change Appeal form
(PDF)
2021-2022 Student Income Change Appeal form
(MySWC login and one-time account creation required)
2020-2021 Parent Income Change Appeal form
(PDF)
2021-2022 Parent Income Change Appeal form
(PDF)


Income Appeal Deadlines

2020-2021 Deadlines 2021-2022 Deadlines
Fall 2020 November 20, 2020 Fall 2021 To be determined
Spring 2021 April 23, 2021 Spring 2022 To be determined
Summer 2021 July 26, 2021 Summer 2022 To be determined

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.

2020-2021 Appeal 2021-2021 Appeal
2020-2021 Budget Appeal
(PDF)
2021-2022 Budget Appeal
(MySWC login and one-time account creation required)

Budget Appeal Deadlines

2020-2021 Deadlines 2021-2022 Deadlines
Fall 2020 November 20, 2020 Fall 2021 To be determined
Spring 2021 April 23, 2021 Spring 2022 To be determined
Summer 2021 July 26, 2021 Summer 2022 To be determined

SWC Promise Grant Appeal

Use this form to appeal the loss of SWC Promise Grant:

2021-2022 SWC Promise Grant Appeal

SWC Promise Grant Appeal Deadlines

2020-2021 Deadlines 2021-2022 Deadlines
Fall 2020 November 20, 2020 Fall 2021 To be determined
Spring 2021 April 23, 2021 Spring 2022 To be determined

California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal

Use this form to appeal the loss of CCPG Fee Waiver (Formerly BOG Fee Waiver): 2021-2022 CCPG Appeal

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.