Satisfactory Academic Progress

Standard Academic Progress (SAP) requirements must be met to receive Financial Aid. SAP is calculated at the end of each semester. Students must meet ALL of the following minimum standards:

  • Maintain a cumulative 2.00 Grade Point Average (GPA) each semester, and
  • Complete 67% of your credit hours attempted, and
  • Complete your degree within the 150% timeframe (i.e. an associate degree of 60 credit hours must be completed within 90 credit hours)
What Happens…Your Financial Aid Status Will be…What you need to do
If your cumulative GPA drops below 2.0 Warning - You are eligible for financial aid Raise your cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher by the end of the semester to avoid financial aid suspension.
If your cumulative GPA drops below a 2.0 after your second consecutive semester Suspended - You are not eligible for financial aid Raise your cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher to become eligible for financial aid or you may appeal if you have extenuating circumstances. Documents to support extenuating circumstances are required (See Reinstating Financial Aid)
If you do not have an overall completion rate of 67% or more Warning - You are eligible for financial aid Raise your completion rate to 67% or higher by the end of the semester to avoid financial aid suspension.
If you do not have an overall completion rate of 67% or more after your second consecutive semester Suspended - You are not eligible for financial aid Raise your completion rate to 67% or higher to become eligible for financial aid or you can appeal if you have extenuating circumstances. Documents to support extenuating circumstances are required (See Reinstating Financial Aid)
If you attempt over 150% of your program of study Suspended - You are not eligible for financial aid You can appeal if you have extenuating circumstances. Documents to support extenuating circumstances are required (See Reinstating Financial Aid). If your appeal is approved you will need to successfully complete 100% of all classes and required to maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Please Note: Federal law requires that all classes including those taken at other institutions are taken into consideration when calculating Standard Academic Progress for Financial Aid.