2017-2018 Deadlines for SAP Appeals

The SAP Appeals Committee will meet to review all complete appeals and decision letters will be emailed to your myUMBC email address within 3-4 weeks of the deadline date. Decisions made by the SAP Committee are final and cannot be appealed. Please note: if you are currently enrolled and appealing for the upcoming semester, all current semester grades must be reviewed before your appeal decision can be determined. You must submit the appeal and all supporting documentation no later than one of the following deadline dates:

July 21, 2017, 4:00pm, EST
  • If you are appealing to receive Summer Pell Grant based on your 2017/18 FAFSA and/or Fall 2017 financial aid, you must submit all documents by this deadline
  • Decision notifications will be emailed before the start of the Fall semester unless you are enrolled in Summer Session courses - all Summer grades must be reviewed before an evaluation can be completed for Fall eligibility
January 5, 2018, 4:00pm, EST
  • If you are appealing to receive Spring 2018 financial aid, you must submit all documents by this deadline
  • Decision notifications will be emailed before the start of the Spring semester unless you are enrolled in Fall courses - Fall grades must be reviewed before an evaluation can be completed for Spring or Summer
April 30, 2018, 4:00pm, EST
  • If you are appealing to receive financial aid for Summer 2018, you must submit all documents by this deadline
  • Decision notifications will be emailed before the start of the Summer Session unless you are enrolled in Spring courses - Spring grades must be reviewed before an evaluation can be completed for Summer eligibility
If you do not appeal by one of these deadline dates, you will not have financial aid to assist you for the 2017-2018 academic year. For your appeal to be considered, please submit the following documentation: Please be aware that late and/or incomplete appeals will not be considered. If you are currently dismissed or suspended from UMBC, you should submit your appeal by the stated deadline date while awaiting your decision for reinstatement. You must be readmitted to the university before your SAP appeal can be considered. You should keep in mind that reinstatement to the university does not guarantee receipt of financial aid.

Approved SAP Appeals

Students whose SAP appeals are approved will be placed on Financial Aid Probation for the upcoming semester. Students placed on Financial Aid Probation must:
  • Enroll only in the courses outlined in their Academic Plan for each specific term
  • Successfully complete each course within the term with a passing grade of A, B, C or P
Students placed on Financial Aid Probation will:
  • Only have financial aid approved for the probationary semester
  • Have their academic progress reviewed at the end of the first semester of their probationary semester
    • Your SAP status will return to financial aid restriction and you will become ineligible for aid if you receive a non-passing grade of D, F, I or W in a course during a probationary semester
Students who fail to meet their plan requirements or have not regained eligibility by meeting SAP standards will be placed on SAP restriction and may only appeal if they have new extenuating circumstances that impacted their inability to meet the terms of their Financial Aid Probation.

Denied SAP Appeals

Students whose SAP appeals are not approved will remain on financial aid restriction. Additional information can be found by selecting Financial Aid Restriction.