Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards for Financial Aid Recipients
Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is used to define successful completion of coursework to maintain eligibility for student financial aid. Federal regulations require each institution to establish, publish and apply standards to monitor a student’s progress towards completion of a degree program. If you fail to meet these standards, you will not be eligibility to receive federal financial assistance in a subsequent term. You may choose to appeal your financial aid suspension and may do so by completing a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form and submitting it to the Office of Financial Aid prior to the term in which you are seeking financial aid. Your academic performance must meet the SAP standards as outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
Represented by your grade point average (GPA). You must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA to remain eligible for aid.
This standard has two parts.
- First, you must complete your degree program within a maximum time frame, which may vary according to your student status and program.
- Second, you must successfully complete a required percentage of the credits you attempt. This component is referred to as your credit completion ratio.