Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal

To meet Chico State Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for financial aid, you are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA as set forth in the Chico State Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy and you are required to make progress toward completing your graduation requirements at an acceptable rate or cumulative earned units (PACE). PACE is equal to cumulative units completed divided by cumulative units attempted. In order to make acceptable progress, your PACE must be 67% or higher. Students who did not meet satisfactory academic progress requirements are ineligible for further financial aid at Chico State. See Satisfactory Academic Progress.

If you have extenuating circumstances that affected your ability to maintain the required minimum GPA and/or cumulative PACE, and would like to be considered for financial aid funding, please print, complete, and submit an appeal with all required documents attached. Appeals must be submitted by the census date (fourth week of school) in order to be reinstated for aid during that term. Deadline to submit appeal for Fall 2023 is September 18, 2023; deadline to submit appeal for Spring 2024 is February 16, 2024. You may also schedule an appointment with a financial aid advisor and bring the completed appeal with you.

You can print and complete a 2023-2024 Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal found on our Forms page starting May 1, 2023. Please provide your signature and email us the completed appeal via your Wildcat email or the email account you reported on your FAFSA.

If you are looking for information about Maximum Unit Appeals, visit this webpage