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Appeal Process

All students who have been disqualified will receive notification with instructions for completing the appeal process.  The appeal requires:
  1. A written statement explaining unique or unusual circumstances which prevented the student from making satisfactory academic progress
  2. A Counselor's Program Approval outlining the student's course of study and specific classes needed to complete the academic goal
  3. All academic transcripts from all previously attended colleges.

    All academic transcripts need to be on file at RSCCD Admissions and Records office. Appeals are submitted to the Financial Aid Appeal Committee which is made up of representatives from various offices on campus, including classified staff and certificated counselors.  All information submitted to the Financial Aid Appeal Committee will be considered as the committee reviews each individual's overall academic record as well as any unique circumstances before making a decision.  The decision of the committee is final. Students will be notified by mail of the committee decision.  The letter will include comments and conditions for reinstatement of financial aid. The committee may approve students for one semester or for the entire academic year. Students are encouraged to appeal again at the end of the approval period if necessary.

Students whose appeals are denied due to deficient units or below 2.0 GPA will have their financial aid reinstated when the deficiency is made up or rectified.  Summer session units may be used to eliminate a unit deficiency.  Students who have reached the maximum time frame or maximum units will be approved for only the course work required and the period of time needed to meet their academic goal.  If a maximum time frame or unit appeal is denied, the student will not be eligible for any further financial aid.
Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: