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Academic Appeals

To be eligible for Federal Student Aid (FSA), students must make satisfactory academic progress.  Per the Department of Education, schools must have a reasonable policy in place to monitor your academic progression.  The academic appeal process is how Fayetteville State University monitors your progress. 

Students must submit the Letter of Appeal if they meet any of the categories below:

  • Undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA below 2.0 at the end of the spring semester
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students with a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) of less than 67%  at the end of the spring semester (cumulative earned hours / cumulative attempted hours) * 100
  • Undergraduate students with 180 or more cumulative attempted hours
  • Graduate level students with 54 or more cumulative attempted hours  

When  you lose FSA eligibility, you may appeal on the basis of an injury,  illness, death of a relative, or other special or  unusual circumstances. You must submit verifiable documentation to support your basis.  

The Letter of Appeal must include verifiable documentation to support your claim as to why you were not academically successful and what has changed in your situation that will allow you to make satisfactory academic progress by the spring semester. 

Appeal Deadlines
Deadlines are based on the academic calendar and are subject to change

Spring Semester - October 30
Summer I Term - May 15
Summer II Term - June 1
Fall Semester - July 1

Letter of Appeal-You must print this form and mail or email it to

For more information on the Academic Appeal process, please contact Mrs. Carol Marshall at (910) 672 1711. Send all email inquiries to

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