If you are a student and are visiting our web-page, you have probably received a letter or phone call, or you have been told by someone that you need to speak to an Academic Advisor about your financial aid.
There are several reasons for a student to be referred to a Academic Advisor but there is only one thing that you need to remember: Don’t panic. We are here to help. Being referred to us is beneficial. Whether it’s GPA, too many credits, or facing the possibility of losing financial aid, we specialize in assisting students with these challenges.
Why meet with an Academic Advisor about Financial Aid?
Academic Advisors are trained in academic and financial aid issues and committed to helping students reach their educational goals. Part of their function involves working with students to help them understand what they must do to maintain financial aid eligibility. Students who fail to complete a certain percentage of their attempted credits, maintain a certain grade point average, or have attempted too many credits for a particular program of study may be referred to a Academic Advisor to begin the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal process. Academic Advisors also assist students who receive academic alerts from their instructor, as well as those facing academic or personal challenges.
If you are planning to go through the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal process, one of the first you'll do is schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor to create an Individual Academic Plan (IAP).