Satisfactory Academic Progress

To be eligible for financial aid, students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in accordance with the following guidelines:

Qualitative Requirements:

The student must meet the appropriate cumulative grade point requirement. Cumulative G.P.A.s are monitored at the end of each semester. Entering freshman have NO MINIMUM G.P.A. requirement.
1-25 credits completed 1.60 G.P.A. 
26-57 credits completed 1.85 G.P.A.
58-ABOVE credits completed 2.00 G.P.A.

Quantitative Requirements:

A student must complete his/her program within a period no longer than 150% of the normal program length (measured in credit hours). A student who receives financial aid is required to maintain the following pace (see “Pace” below) to ensure progression toward the 150% completion requirement:

 

CUMULATIVE HOURS ATTEMPTED          

1-25
26-57
58+

MINIMUM PERCENT COMPLETED

65%
70%
75% 

 

SAP and all related criteria are evaluated at the end of each academic term.

All regularly accepted and continuing students who do not meet either/or both of the above requirements will be placed on financial aid warning. After a semester on financial aid warning, students still not meeting the criteria will have their financial aid suspended.

If a student suffers unusual circumstances and would like to appeal the financial aid suspension, he/she must submit to the Academic Appeals Committee a written explanation regarding noncompliance with these criteria (see “Appeals” below). The Academic Appeals Committee will then determine the academic status of the student. If it is determined that the student is making SAP, the student will be placed on financial aid probation. The Student Financial Services office will then consider eligibility for financial aid based upon the availability of funds and financial need.

If a student meets the qualitative requirements but does not meet the quantitative requirements and is allowed to continue enrollment, he/she will not be eligible for any type of financial aid until the proper level of progress is attained. (See Regaining Eligibility below).

Satisfactory Academic Progress