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Financial Aid

Reinstatement 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 a Reinstatement Appeal

Students disqualified due to not meeting the cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0 and/or the cumulative minimum unit completion percentage of 67% may submit an appeal to reinstate their eligibility for financial aid.

How to submit your Reinstatement Appeal
  1. Students who wish to submit a reinstatement appeal must complete the mandatory 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 the SAP Workshop Certificate of Completion (you will need it for your appeal).
  2. Access the appeal form on your portal: https://lacitycollege.verifymyfafsa.com and click the SAP Appeal Tab (the SAP appeal tab should be available the next business day after creating the account)
    • When prompted, explain the circumstances that caused you to fail to meet satisfactory academic progress standards and describe the steps you are taking to ensure you continue to meet satisfactory academic progress in the future.
    • Upload the SAP Workshop Certificate of Completion and any additional third party supporting documentation.
    • Submit the online appeal form.
What happens after my extension appeal is approved?

When a reinstatement appeal is approved, the student is notified immediately via email. The student will be subject to certain academic progress conditions (GPA and completion rate) that must be met in that term to carry the approval forward to the next semester of enrollment. The conditions will be announced in the approval notification.

The students awards will be revised accordingly to the approval. 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 will be available on your portal in the same way as the first level appeals within a few days from the denial 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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