Hardship Appeal Letter for State Waivers/Exemptions

Term Final Deadline
Fall November 1st 
Spring March 20th
Summer July 20th

Your waiver/exemption is currently denied because you are not meeting one or more of the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards (GPA below 2.0 or excessive hours).

You may appeal the denial of your waiver/exemption if one of the following occurred preventing you from meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards:

  • Injury or illness to you,
  • Death of an immediate relative, or
  • Other extenuating circumstances (includes, but is not limited to, fire, flood, etc).

Appeals may take up to two weeks for review. You are encouraged to submit your appeal as soon as possible, but no later than the deadline listed above to guarantee review. If the appeal deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, you should submit no later than the following business day. In reviewing appeals, we evaluate your entire academic history, not just the most recent semester or year. You should review your transcript to identify and address all semesters (at any school) of poor academic performance (i.e., withdrawals, dropped courses, and poor grades). You are responsible for meeting any payment deadlines while waiting on the decision of an appeal. Please do not miss class while waiting on a decision.

Fill out the Hardship Appeal Letter for State Waivers/Exemptions Form.

Once your appeal is reviewed, you will be notified of the appeal decision via student email.

Contact Info

Financial Aid

For more information, please contact:

Email: finaid@lsco.edu
Phone: (409) 882-3317
Ron E. Lewis Library, Room 355

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