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Laramie, WY 82071
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If you received an email or see a 'Not Eligible' flag through WyoWeb, under the Student Financials Tab, Financial Aid Requirements, you may appeal for reinstatement. Please call 307-766-3790 to schedule an appointment with Laurie Jaskolski no later than the end of the Drop/Add period for each semester of appeal.
The University Of Wyoming Office of Student Financial Aid is responsible for ensuring that all students receiving federal financial aid meet minimum standards. The University of Wyoming standard of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) measures all students’ academic performance.
Satisfactory Academic Progress is reviewed at the end of each payment period (fall, spring, summer) and the following three areas are measured:
A student must successfully meet the following minimum Institutional cumulative GPA for their program:
A student must successfully complete 67% of the cumulative hours attempted.
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The following courses do count as attempted and completed in the SAP calculation:
The following courses do count as attempted and not completed in the SAP calculation:
The following courses do not count as attempted or completed in the SAP calculation:
A student must be making progress toward a degree. The University of Wyoming sets the following maximum timeframe for student degrees:
Transfer hours accepted toward completion of the student’s program are used in the calculation of the Timeframe Standard.
When pursuing multiple degrees or changing majors the maximum time frame may be adjusted based on a student generated appeal that includes a degree audit.
Students who have not met the minimum standard requirements for the previous semester will be placed on a Warning status. Students on Warning status are eligible for financial aid for one additional payment period. Students who do not meet Minimum Standard Requirements at the end of their Warning semester will be Not Eligible for the next semester.
Students who have not met the minimum standard requirements (after being placed on Warning) are then Not Eligible. Students who are Not Eligible cannot receive federal financial aid unless a SAP appeal with an Academic Plan is approved by the SAP Committee. Submitting an appeal does not guarantee approval. Students awaiting a decision on their SAP appeal are responsible for paying their tuition and fees by the payment deadline.
Students who have successfully appealed a Financial Aid Not Eligible are placed on Probation and are eligible to receive federal aid for one more payment period. After Probation, the student must be making SAP or successfully following their Academic Plan. Students are reviewed each semester for compliance with their Academic Plan and SAP Standards.
If a student loses federal financial aid eligibility due to not meeting SAP standards, they can regain eligibility in one of the following ways:
Students who are Not Eligible can appeal their status by submitting the SAP Appeal Form (one semester or multi semesters) and a formal written request with supporting documentation to the Office of Student Financial Aid no later than the conclusion of the “Drop/Add” period for the current semester. The appropriate appeal form is available to the student once they have met with a SAP counselor. The SAP Appeal Form must include the following:
All appeals are reviewed by a SAP committee. The review time for appeals may take a minimum of 2 weeks. Students will be notified of the results by email and mail. If the appeal is denied, students may request an additional review by the Director of Student Financial Aid. The Director’s decision is final.