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Satisfactory Academic Progress

You will need your unofficial transcript, located on your myCOMPASS account

FINANCIAL AID SAP – 3 MEASURES

Step 1

QUALITATIVE MEASURE – 2.0 GPA

Your cumulative Financial Aid GPA is your cumulative GPA adjusted for developmental studies courses.  If you have not received any grades of P or X, your Financial Aid GPA is the same as the GPA on your transcript.

Step 2

QUANTITATIVE MEASURE

A 67% completion rate or higher of cumulative credit hours attempted Hours attempted ‐ Include completed courses as well as repeated courses, withdrawals, and incompletes.

Step 3

MAXIMUM TIME‐FRAME MEASURE

Complete degree within 150% of credit hours required for degree
Hours attempted ‐ Includes completed courses as well as repeated courses, withdrawals, failed classes and incompletes.
Hours earned – Includes completed courses and transfer credits.  Does NOT include: Repeated courses with passing grade, failed, withdrawn and incomplete classes.

DEFINITION OF SAP

SAP – Satisfactory Academic Progress.  There are two types of SAP, Academic and Financial Aid.

RequirementsStatus PossibilitiesSuspension OutcomeAppeal Process
0-14 credits – 1.5*
15-29 credits 1.66*
30-44 credits  1.83*
> 44 credits  2.00*
*Cumulative GPA
After 1st semester – Probation
After 2nd consecutive semester – Suspension
Decision appealed and granted – Continued probation
Academic removal from the institutionAppeal with a letter to the Dean of Student Services. Must provide letter and documentation of extenuating, unforeseen circumstances that significantly altered ability to be academically successful

There is no warning for the 150% rule.  If it is determined that the student cannot complete their degree within 150% of the credit hours required for the degree, they will be suspended from financial aid.

 

RequirementsStatus PossibilitiesSuspension OutcomeAppeal Process
2.0 cumulative Financial Aid GPA (Qualitative Measure)
67% completion rate of attempted credit hours (Quantitative Measure)
Completion of a degree/certificate must occur within 150% of credit hours required for degree (Maximum Time Frame Measure)
After 1st semester of not meeting 2.0 or 67% – Warning
After 2nd consecutive semester –  Suspension
Decision appealed and granted – Continued probation
Inability to receive federal and state aid Can continue to take courseworkComplete Financial Aid SAP Appeal Form and submit required documents Send to Financial Aid Financial Aid SAP Appeal Committee will review

There is no warning for the 150% rule.  If it is determined that the student cannot complete their degree within 150% of the credit hours required for the degree, they will be suspended from financial aid.