Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
The federal government mandates that students must maintain SAP toward the completion of their degrees within a reasonable period of time in order to be eligible for Title IV financial aid programs.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for federal financial aid is defined as:
The SAP policy includes both a qualitative (such as the use of cumulative grade point average) and a quantitative (such as a maximum time-frame for completion) component.
- Earning (passing) a required number of hours (67% of all hours attempted) and
- Achieving and maintaining a required grade point average and
- Total attempted hours must not exceed 150% of the published length of the students' degree program.
The minimum progress preliminary evaluation is reviewed at the end of the Spring semester with the official evaluation reviewed at the end of the Summer semester.
Your entire academic record is reviewed, including semesters when you did not receive federal financial aid.
Academic Amnesty does not affect or alter the student’s financial aid records financial aid eligibility. Student who are granted Academic Amnesty must also submit a financial aid appeal, if not making Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Please review the **NEW** 2016/2017 SAP Policy listed below.
June 30th – Priority Deadline to submit SAP Appeals for the fall semester. Final Deadline to submit a Fall semester SAP Appeal is 14th class day.
November 30th – Priority Deadline to submit SAP Appeals for the spring semester. Final Deadline to submit a Spring semester SAP Appeal is 14th class day.
If one of the above dates falls on a weekend you have until the next business day to submit your documents.
Priority Deadline means we will process your appeal before payment (tuition and fees) due date, IF all requested documentation is submitted by the priority deadline.