Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Federal Regulations require students receiving Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Work Study or Federal Direct Loans to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

This progress is measured according to the following three factors:

  • Cumulative/Career grade point average (GPA)
  • Cumulative/Career completion rate (CR)
  • Maximum Time Frame (MTF) allowed for completing a certificate or degree

All Financial Aid recipients are reviewed for SAP at the end of each payment period, including students enrolled in Gainful Employment Programs.

Generally, all periods of the student’s enrollment count when accessing SAP, even periods in which the student did not receive Federal Financial Aid.

Students will be notified by e-mail and by postal mail for Warning and Denial statuses. 

Students placed on Financial Aid Denial have the right to appeal if they feel they have unusual circumstances that warrant an exception to the policy.  The appeal process is available to any student placed on Financial Aid Denial that has specific extenuating circumstances which prevented the student from maintaining SAP. 

SAP Appeal forms are available on the Forms and Worksheet webpage and should be submitted with all required documentation to the Financial Aid Office. 

For additional information regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress please follow the links below.

21-22 Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)

22-23 Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)