Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Why is Satisfactory Academic Progress important?

A student receiving federal aid (federal grants and loans) must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). SAP includes your cumulative grade point average, your aggregate completion rate (Pace) and the maximum time frame to complete your degree. All periods of enrollment count toward Satisfactory Academic Progress (Fall, Winter, Summer), including periods when a student does not receive financial aid.

Read through the different aspects of SAP and what happens if you cannot meet those requirements.

SAP Plan for GPA & Pace

SAP Plan for Max Time Frame

Reinstatement of Aid and the Appeals Process

Aid may be reinstated by attending classes, without receiving financial aid, until the CGPA is above 2.0 and the completion rate is above 67%.

Students who are disqualified from receiving aid have the option to appeal the disqualification. Appeals may be submitted if the student had unusual circumstances that were beyond his/her control.

The financial aid office will send an email to students who have been disqualified from SAP. The email will include instructions on how to appeal. For any questions regarding this please contact the financial aid office.

Review Process

Appeals are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Students whose appeal is approved will be placed on financial aid probation for one semester. The student must meet SAP requirements or the terms of their probation by the end of that semester to continue to receive financial aid at the college.