Satisfactory Academic Progress

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress

    Continued eligibility for financial assistance is dependent upon a student maintaining “Satisfactory Academic Progress” (SAP). At the end of every semester, every federal aid recipient must achieve and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 and must complete at least 67% of the total classes they attempt.

    Any student not meeting the SAP standards must be placed on “Financial Aid Warning” for one semester, but will continue to receive their financial aid. If a student is still not meeting these standards after one semester of warning status, the student must be placed on “Financial Aid Suspension” and will not be eligible to receive financial aid until the student meets SAP standards.

    If extenuating circumstances have made it difficult to meet satisfactory progress, the student can appeal their “Financial Aid Suspension.” The appeal must include an academic plan (approved by the advisor) on how the student plans to meet this standard within a reasonable time-frame. Students who appeal and are granted an extension of the aid, will be placed on Financial Aid Probation, on a semester-by-semester basis.