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Financial Aid

Extension Appeals

Deadlines
  • Fall 2019: Extended deadline November 22, 2019 (original 11/08/2019)
  • Winter 2020: January 17, 2020
  • Spring 2020: May 24, 2020  (extended)
  • Summer 2020: July 24, 2020
What is an Extension Appeal

Students who are disqualified due to exceeding the 150% unit time-frame of their stated academic goal or major may submit an appeal to extend their financial aid eligibility beyond the 150% time-frame.

For example, Cubby is pursuing an Associate's degree that requires 60 units. At the end of the Spring 2020 semester, Cubby has attempted 91 units but has not completed the program, he still needs 3 more classes; even though Cubby will be disqualified in the next semester of enrollment, he will have a chance to appeal to extend his eligibility for financial aid for the remaining classes required to complete his AA degree.

There are different components to the extension appeals that require different petitions:

  • A Combination Appeal is for students who are disqualified due to exceeding the 150% unit time-frame of their stated academic goal or major AND also due to not meeting the cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 and/or the cumulative minimum unit completion percentage of 67%
  • A Course Petition is for students who have an approved financial aid Extension Appeal but need to make revisions or adjustments to the courses that are needed to complete that previously approved goal or major. 
  • A Repeated Coursework Petition is for students who have an approved financial aid Extension Appeal and need to repeat one or more of the previously approved courses that are required for the student's major and objective. 
How to submit an Extension Appeal
  1. Make an appointment with your LACC Academic Counselor to create your Student Educational Plan and discuss your academic progress.
  2. You must log in to the Student Portal to initiate the extension appeal:

    • Click on the Financial Aid and Scholarships menu and select the current academic if prompted.

    • Click on the SAP Extension of Appeal from the menu on the left.

    • Follow the instructions and answer all required questions.

    • Submit your appeal.

How to submit a Combination Appeal (Extension and Reinstatement)
  1. Make an appointment with your LACC Academic Counselor to create or update your Student Educational Plan and discuss your academic progress.
  2. Click here to access the Online Satisfactory Academic Progress Workshop
    • The workshop requires that you read the material and correctly answer four questions (if you do not answer ALL the questions correctly you will have to review the workshop content again).
    • After successfully completing the workshop, the system will generate a certificate of completion (you will need it for your appeal).
    • You must log in to the Student Portal to initiate the extension appeal:

      • Click on the Financial Aid and Scholarships menu and select the current academic year if prompted.

      • Click on the SAP Extension of Appeal from the menu on the left.

      • Follow the instructions and answer all required questions.

      • Upload the SAP Workshop Certificate of Completion under Supporting Documentation.

      • Submit your appeal.

How to submit a Course Petition

This Course Petition is only for students that have submitted an Extension Appeal, it was approved, and they have updated their Educational Plan with additional coursework.

  1. Make sure that your academic counselor has updated your Student Educational Plan (SEP) to reflect the additional courses that are applicable toward the goal approved on the Extension Appeal.
  2. Click here to access the online form. Make sure you answer all the questions accurately and concisely. You may attach any documentation that will help build your case.
  3. List any classes that were not approved in the initial appeal and that appear now on your updated Educational Plan
  4. Submit the online appeal form. You will receive a confirmation receipt on your student email.

  5. Appeal forms cannot be submitted at the Financial Aid office counter.

How to submit a Repeated Coursework Petition

This Repeated Coursework Petition is only for students that have submitted an Extension Appeal, it was approved, and they are repeating an approved class under that appeal.

  1. Click here to access the online form. Make sure you answer all the questions accurately and concisely. 

  2. Submit the online appeal form. You will receive a confirmation receipt on your student email.

  3. Appeal forms cannot be submitted at the Financial Aid office counter.

What happens after my extension appeal is approved?

When an extension appeal is approved, you will be notified immediately via email. The appeals committee, upon reviewing your educational plan will approve the classes required for your academic plan. You may find the list of approved (and denied) courses on your Student Portal > Financial Aid & Scholarships > SAP Extension of Appeal > View/Apply SAP Appeal. The approved courses are marked as "Include towards FA Progress Units".

If revise your educational plan after the submission of the appeal, the changes will not be included automatically to the list of approved courses. You will need to submit a Course Petition (see How to Submit a Course Petition above for more details) to the financial aid office to evaluate the changes or additions on your educational plan.

After approval, your awards will be revised accordingly to the approved units. Nonetheless, note that the approval of an appeal does not guarantee financial aid eligibility (including eligibility for loans). 

What options do I have if my appeal is denied?
  • If the first-level appeal is denied, the student may submit a second-level appeal within fourteen (14) calendar days of the notification. The second-level appeal is reviewed by the Associate Dean or his designee. The result of the second-level appeal will generally be emailed to the student's LACCD email account within two (2) weeks.
  • An Administrative District Review may be initiated by the student who reasonably believes that the college, state, and/or federal guidelines were applied incorrectly, and therefore, adversely affected the student's financial aid status, rights and privileges. A request for Administrative Review can only be submitted after denial from the first-level and second-level petitions. An Administrative Review is conducted by a district-appointed administrator. Administrative Reviews must be submitted before the end of the specified semester for which the student is requesting reinstatement or extension of financial aid eligibility. You may submit a completed copy of the form to the financial aid office in person or you may email a scanned copy to aidappeals@lacitycollege.edu from your student email account (the form is not fillable).

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