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Satisfactory academic progress standards for financial aid recipients

Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is used to define successful completion of coursework to maintain eligibility for student financial aid. All students receiving financial aid (Federal, State, or University aid) are required to meet SAP standards to continue receiving financial assistance. Federal regulations require the University to establish, publish and apply standards to monitor your progress toward completion of your degree program. If you fail to meet these standards, you will be placed on financial aid warning or suspension. Your academic performance must meet the SAP standards below.

Qualitative standard:

Represented by your grade point average (GPA). You must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA to remain eligible for aid. Your GPA will be reviewed at the end of each term.

Quantitative standard:

This standard has two parts.

  • First, you must complete your degree program within a maximum timeframe, which may vary according to your student status and program.
  • Second, you must successfully complete a required percentage of the credits you attempt. This component is referred to as your credit completion ratio.

Follow the links below for important details on each SAP topic: