Has anyone had to write an appeal to reinstate their financial aid??

<p>Well I didn't do well at all my first year. My cumulative GPA is 1.933. I'm also on Subject to Dismissal(freaks me out!). The SAP requirement stated that all students must maintain a 2.0 GPA by the end of spring quarter of each year. Also, must have 27 units by the end of freshman year. I only have 26 :(
Has anyone been in the same position as I am?? I have NO idea what to write for the appeal. Any ideas?? I must have my appeal approved or else I'm screwed for fall quarter! I would need to take out lots of loans and I really don't want to do that! Please help meee. :/</p>

<p>I'm also on SAP dismissal and am writing an appeal letter to request they reinstate financial aid. First of all I would recommend you get a letter from a counselor backing you up (or a doctor if your reasons for not performing up to their standards have to do with some sort of illness). What my counselor informed me is the appeal board is looking to hear what happened, what it's like now (is your situation stable?), and a plan of action for what you're going to do differently. </p>

<p>This page also gives you some more info about SAP appeals: FinAid</a> | Professional Judgment | SAP Appeals. I found it helpful.</p>

<p>Good luck.</p>

<p>Thanks! So does it mean that we may only appeal if an illness or injury prevented us from meeting the SAP requirments?</p>

<p>you can appeal for ANY reason. state your case and cross your fingers. thats it!</p>

<p>Also say what you plan to do differently this time round. For instance go to tutoring, professors office hours - whatever is available at your school. (and do it - if your appeal is granted you will probably be on probation and will probably not get anther chance if you blow it).</p>