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Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards for financial aid recipients

Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is used to define successful completion of coursework to maintain eligibility for student financial aid. 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.

Quantitative standard:

This standard has two parts.

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

Use the "special for" links on the right to learn what requirements you must meet, based on your student status.

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