SAP Financial Aid Restriction

If you fail to meet SAP standards, you will be placed on financial aid restriction. Students on financial aid restriction are not eligible to receive Federal, state, or institutional financial aid.

If there were circumstances that caused you to be unable to meet SAP standards, you may submit a SAP Appeal and an Academic Plan of Action. Please refer to the SAP Appeal Process for additional information about submitting a SAP Appeal.

You may want to consider applying for a private educational loan to assist with payment of your school-related charges if:

    • you do not have an circumstance that warrants a SAP appeal or
    • you missed the appeal deadline date for your semester of enrollment or
    • you submitted a SAP appeal and it was not approved.

Additional information about private (alternative) loans can be found here.

You can re-establish eligibility for financial aid by attending UMBC, paying for tuition and fees without the help of financial aid, and doing well enough in your courses to meet all SAP standards at the time of the next annual calculation. Calculations occur mid-June each year.


Frequently asked questions can be found here.