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All students are invited to attend an informational forum held by the Financial Aid office concerning the changes in Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). We will be holding this forum at different SCC campuses on the following dates and times:

Somerset North Campus Tuesday January 24 3:30 pm Meece Auditorium (room 120)
London North Campus Tuesday January 24 3:30 pm Meeting Room 113, Allied Health Building
Russell Center Tuesday January 24 10:00 am CST
Casey Center Tuesday January 24 2:00 pm
McCreary Center Wednesday January 25 2:00 pm
Clinton Center Wednesday January 25 10:00 am CST

At the end of the Fall 2011 Academic term, all students were reevaluated to determine if they meet the new Federal requirements for Title IV Financial Aid that went into effect July 1, 2011. We strongly encourage you to attend this informational forum if you receive Financial Aid (including loans) and feel you might not meet at least one of the requirements discussed below OR you are on a successful appeal for the Spring 2012 Academic term.

Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 67% of attempted classes to remain eligible for financial aid. Students who fail to maintain these standards for more than one consecutive term, exclusively or in combination, will no longer be eligible for Federal nor State aid.

Students must be on pace to graduate from their declared program by attempting no more than 150% of the hours required to obtain the degree. This is referred to as Maximum Time Frame (MTF). Students not "on pace" will no longer be eligible to receive Financial Aid.

Students must be enrolled in a declared major or accepted in an eligible program other than pending or undecided to receive aid beyond their 30th credit hour attempted. Students enrolled in a pending program must be evaluated to determine if they are eligible to be accepted in the desired program within a reasonable period.

Students who believe they have or had extenuating circumstances that prohibited them from meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards may appeal to a committee appointed by the home campus to review such requests.

Additional information on the new Standards of Academic Progress (SAP) and how to appeal can be found at: http://www.kctcs.edu/Students/Costs_and_Financial_Aid.aspx .