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Appeal Workshops

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Appeal Workshops


The Financial Aid Office of San Diego Mesa College offers Financial Aid Appeal workshops during each semesters' Appeal Submission windows. The Financial Aid Office highly recommends attending one of these workshops that focuses on the Financial Aid Appeal Process.  This workshop focuses on the San Diego Mesa College Appeal Process for those students who have applied for Financial Aid (FAFSA or Dream App), who are disqualified due to SAP and who wish to enroll in coursework and appeal at MESA COLLEGE.   (Please be aware that the information is applicable for the Mesa College Appeal process and may not have any significance for City or Miramar students.  Please navigate to their web pages for information.)

Enrollment is first come/first served and limited to the first 35 students who sign up. Please check the dates below and visit or call the Financial Aid Office to sign up, or click the CLICK HERE links shown below to select a workshop to sign up. Please include your name, CSID#, workshop date that you would like to attend from the list below, and Financial Aid Office password (if you have one).  You will receive a reminder email the day of the workshop. [the link below is strictly for signing up for an Appeal Workshop at SD Mesa College. Any other requests or spam will not be reviewed].

Please Note: Attendance at a workshop is not mandatory nor does it guarantee an approval, but may help give you a better understanding of the Financial Aid Appeal process as a tool for potential re-instatement. The information you will learn by attending a workshop prior to submitting your Financial Aid Appeal (such as key terminology, what may constitute an extenuating circumstance, detailed written statement and required supporting documentation), may help you to submit a more thorough appeal or come to an understanding if you don’t have a case for which to appeal.  Due to the amount of material covered at the workshop please plan to be on time as the door will be closed after the session starts.  Participants who are 15 minutes or more late will need to reschedule.




Summer 2021 
Appeal Workshops


Summer 2021 Session Appeal Submission Window: 5/12/21 thru 7/23/21



Fall 2021
Appeal Workshops
  Fall 2021 Semester Appeal Submission Window: 7/12/2021 thru 11/19/2021

7/30/2021, Friday


10:00AM – 12:00PM    ZOOM

8/11/2021, Wednesday


3:00PM – 5:00PM  ZOOM

8/27/2021, Friday


10:00AM – 12:00PM   ZOOM

9/8/2021, Wednesday


3:00PM – 5:00PM  ZOOM

9/17/2021, Friday


10:00AM – 12:00PM   ZOOM

9/29/2021, Wednesday


3:00PM – 5:00PM  ZOOM

10/8/2021, Friday


10:00AM – 12:00PM   ZOOM

10/20/2021, Wednesday


3:00PM – 5:00PM  ZOOM



10:00AM – 12:00PM   ZOOM



3:00PM – 5:00PM  ZOOM
Spring 2022 
Appeal Workshops
coming soon! Spring 2022 Semester Appeal Submission Window: TBA
Summer 2022 
Appeal Workshops
coming soon! Summer 2022 Semester Appeal Submission Window: TBA

To sign up, submit a request by using the REGISTER link shown on the date you wish to attend . Please include your name, CSID#, the workshop date you would like to attend, and Financial Aid Office password (if you have one). You should receive a confimation email with the registraion link.
Note: this link is strictly for signing up for an Appeal Workshop at SD Mesa College. Any other requests or spam will not be reviewed.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

The Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy has changed as of the 2015-2016 school year. The SAP standards have been strengthened and the appeal process is now enforced more rigorously. Please click below to review the new standards.


Appeal Forms & Deadlines

2020/2021 Appeal Form Packet

  • Fall 2020 Semester Appeal Submission Window: 7/20/20 thru 11/20/20
  • Spring 2021 Semester Appeal Submission Window: 11/16/20 thru 5/07/21 
  • Summer 2021 Session Appeal Submission Window: 5/12/21 thru 7/23/21

2021/2022 Appeal Form Packet

  • Fall 2021 Semester Appeal Submission Window: 7/12/21 thru 11/19/21
  • Spring 2022 Semester Appeal Submission Window: 11/15/21 thru 5/06/22 
  • Summer 2022 Session Appeal Submission Window: 5/09/22 thru 7/22/22

 You can submit your completed Appeal form with all necessary documentation HERE: Submit Form Online 

or by US Mail to:
San Diego Mesa College, Financial Aid Office
7250 Mesa College Drive, I3-107
San Diego, CA  92111

or via FAX 619.388.2824

Appeals are time-sensitive.  They must be received by the Financial Aid Office complete (including all necessary documentation, statement(s) and Student Education Plan) no later than noon on the end date posted above or your last day of classes for the semester – whichever comes first. Incomplete appeal forms will not be considered. Federal regulations do not permit you to appeal for a prior term.  

Instructions (in order):


  1. Strongly Recommended: Academic Transcripts from all prior institutions attended, turned in to the Records Office (I4-102), regardless of your desire to use that academic history. Once posted by the district you must formally request in the counseling office that all transcripts be evaluated. This may take several weeks. High School transcripts are not required. See school catalog on transcript submission requirements.

  2. Required: Copy of your Academic Plan (Student Academic Plan) from the Counseling Department signed by the counselor, based on your current educational goal as stated on your Appeal Form. NOTE: while the campus is on remote operations due to the COVID-19 National Emergency Declaration and students are on-line, the counselor’s signature on the Ed Plan requirement will be waived. Once the National Emergency Declaration ends or on-campus operations resumes, the Counselor’s Signature will be required. Additionally, if you appealed during the 2020-2021 academic year and you are following the same Academic Plan on file in the Financial Aid Office, then, you will not need to submit a new signed copy. You are allowed to follow only 1 (ONE) Academic Plan. Contact the Counseling Center (I4-303) to make an appointment with an Academic Counselor. If you are an EOPS, DSPS or Veterans student, please see your assigned counselor in that program. For more information, visit the counseling web page at:
  3. Required: The Appeal Form (pages 5 and 6) fully completed and the supporting documentation, if available. Please Note: THIS IS AN APPEAL. You have been disqualified from receiving any Federal or State Financial Aid. Submitting an appeal form does not guarantee that you will receive financial aid funding. Make sure to include documentation that support statements made in your Appeal letter such as (but not limited to) hospital bills, death certificate(s), etc. The Financial Aid Office highly recommends attending a workshop that focuses on the Appeal Process prior to submitting this form. Appeal workshops are offered throughout each semester Appeal Submission window. For more information, visit our website at: Attending a workshop does not guarantee approval, but it will help you get a

The decision of the Appeal Committee is final

UPDATED 7/12/2021 (SD)