Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

A student must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) to continue to receive Federal Title IV financial aid. Federal financial aid includes Federal PELL grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work Study, Federal Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), Federal Direct PLUS loan, and Federal Graduate PLUS loan. 


Federal standards of satisfactory academic progress (SAP) include a qualitative (GPA) measurement, a quantitative measurement, percentage of credits earned (PACE) and a maximum time frame measurement. If one of the measures is not being met, the student is not making SAP.  All periods of enrollment are included whether or not the student received federal financial aid during that time.

SAP will be measured at the end of each term, specifically the end of the fall semester, the end of the spring semester and the end of the summer semester.  Winter enrollment will be counted in your spring calculations.