Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress

In order to receive financial aid, students must meet the minimum Federal standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). The standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes are different from the academic requirements of the University. In some instances, students experiencing academic difficulty may find that, while they are permitted to remain in school, they may not receive financial aid until they achieve the minimum standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress. SAP standards apply to all terms you attended regardless of whether or not you received financial aid.

5-Minute Video Overview of SAP

NOTE: Financial Aid Probation is not the same as Academic Probation. However, some students may attain both statuses simultaneously. Students in academic probation must follow the prescribed appeal process for academic probation from your department even if they have been granted financial aid probation.

Videos

A quick overview of SAP in video and visual format.

SAP Policy

In order to receive financial aid, students must meet the minimum standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). The standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes are different from the academic requirements of the University. In some instances, students experiencing academic difficulty may find that, while they are permitted to remain in school, they may not receive financial aid until they achieve the minimum standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress. SAP standards apply to all terms you attended regardless of whether or not you received financial aid.

Appealing SAP

Resolving your FA Suspension: Nothing in these rules prevents you from enrolling and paying for classes on your own. In fact, one way to resolve your FA suspension is to continue your enrollment and improve your academic standing until the SAP standards are met. Otherwise, to immediately resolve your FA Suspension, and regain financial aid eligibility, you may submit an appeal to our office.