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Special Circumstance

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Special Circumstance

CACC Special Circumstance

Professional Judgement/Financial Aid Appeal Process

We are pleased to announce we have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the request for a Special Circumstance process by utilizing the PJ online portal. PJ Advisor is an accessible, intuitive tool that will guide you through the process to request an income adjustment, cost of attendance adjustment or other special circumstance that may qualify for a financial aid professional judgment appeal.

Please note the deadline for submitting an appeal is June 30, 2022. What Happens Next?

Start your request by accessing PJ Advisor at https://inceptia.org/pjadvisor/cacc2021. You (or a parent, spouse, or legal guardian) will need to do the following*:

  • Create a secure user name and password.

  • Select your dependency status as reported on the FAFSA.

  • Answer the pre-screening questions and select your appeal category.

  • Explain your situation in detail, upload supporting documentation, and submit.

  • E-Sign or Print, Ink Sign, and upload the signature page.

Upon receipt of all required documents, Central Alabama Community College will conduct a preliminary review to ensure the submission is accurate and complete. You will be notified via your CACC email if there are any questions or if any additional documentation is required. Once the submission is verified as complete, the Financial Aid Office will review for final determination and contact you via your CACC email or your OneACCS student portal with the results.

Questions

If you have any questions about the appeal process, please contact us at financial_aid@caacc.edu or by phone at 256-234-6346

About Inceptia

Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in verification, financial aid management, financial education, and repayment wellness. Our mission is to support schools as they launch brilliant futures for students, armed with the knowledge to become financially responsible citizens. Since 1986, we have helped more than two million students at 5,500 schools reach their higher education dreams. Each year we help nearly 340,000 students learn how to pay for college, navigate financial aid, borrow wisely, and resolve their student loan repayment challenges. Our solutions are designed to support student success by helping financial aid administrators maximize resources, so they can spend more time focusing on students. Learn more at Inceptia.org.

Please note that there is a deadline for submitting a SAP appeal for each term.

What happens next?

You may access SAP Advisor at https://sap.inceptia.org/login.php?purl=CACCFall2021 You will need to do the following:

  • Log in by using your last name, last 4 digits of your social security number, and date of birth.

  • Select appeal situation(s) that apply to you.

  • Explain your situation in detail, upload supporting documentation.

  • Complete an academic plan with your advisor and upload it into SAP Advisor.

  • E-sign and submit your appeal.

Upon receipt of all required documents, Central Alabama Community College will review your appeal submission. You will be notified via email if there are any questions or if additional documentation is required. Your school will contact you via your CACC Email and/or your OneACCS Student Portal with the results.

About Inceptia

Inceptia is a nonprofit organization committed to innovative, effective and uncomplicated solutions for verification, financial aid management, smart borrowing, financial education and repayment wellness.

Learn more at Inceptia.org.