To maintain eligibility for federal financial aid students must meet the following three Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards depicted below, at the end of every semester they attend (Fall, Spring and Summer).
|Maximum Time Frame
|Students must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average ( GPA) at or above 2.0
Students must earn 66.7 percent of the credits they attempt including withdrawn coursework.
Pace is calculated on a cumulative basis by dividing the number of credits earned by the number of credits attempted times 100.
Example: A student has earned 45 credits but attempted 70.
(45/70) X 100 = 64.29%
Definition of attempted credits, earned credits, and GPA:
The first time this occurs you will be notified by email explaining the failure to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards and that you have been placed on “Financial Aid Warning Period” for the next semester. You will still receive federal financial aid during your “Financial Aid Warning Period”, however this semester should be used to get back on track academically, and meeting with your academic advisor is encouraged.
Failure to meet satisfactory academic progress standards after the student’s “Financial Aid Warning Period” will result in the loss of the federal financial aid, and Institutional scholarship funding listed below unless a Satisfactory Academic Process (SAP) Appeal form (PDF) is approved.
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Work-Study Program
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
- Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students
- Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
- Institutional Purchase College Out of State Grant
Reestablish Eligibility for Federal Student Aid through a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal
Students who have extraordinary circumstances that prevented them from meeting the minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards can submit an appeal by the deadlines provided in their email notifications.