Financial Aid impact from natural disasters


At SPC, we are relieved and grateful that we did not have reports of injuries of our students, faculty and staff related to the recent hurricanes.

Below is some information that you might find helpful:

Withdrawing from classes 

Before deciding to withdraw from a class, please check with your instructor to work out a plan to get caught up. If you decide to withdraw, check with an Academic Advisor and a Financial Aid Counselor to determine how the withdrawal will affect you.

Student Assistance Program 

Counseling and other types of referrals for assistance are available at Student Assistance Program.

Loss of income 

If you have had a substantial loss of income or a job loss due to a hurricane, please speak to a Financial Aid Counselor about a possible Change in Circumstance.  If you already have a full Pell Grant or zero Expected Family Contribution, we will review your documents, but might not be able to make any adjustments.

SAP Appeals 

If you have experienced extenuating circumstances beyond your control including extraordinary or emergency circumstances such as a natural disaster and are not meeting SAP at the end of fall term, you may submit a SAP Appeal. Make sure to include date-specific documentation from a disinterested third party.  Approval is not guaranteed.

Natural Disasters: Impact on Financial Aid

Select the Natural Disasters: Impact on Financial Aid playlist to get answers to the following questions:

  • How will my enrollment status be affected if I am a victim of a natural disaster?
  • What can I do if I am a victim of a natural disaster and cannot make my student loan payment?
  • If I am a victim of a natural disaster and I failed to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, what can I do?