Federal regulations require NCMC to establish and apply reasonable standards of satisfactory academic progress (SAP) for eligible students to receive financial assistance under the programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act. For further details Download the SAP policy.
To determine whether you are meeting SAP, you will need your unofficial transcript which can be found in myCOMPASS. You meet SAP by meeting the qualitative, quantitative and maximum timeframe measures.
You will need your unofficial transcript to calculate Financial Aid SAP which can be found in your myCOMPASS portal.
• Transferred credit is not used to calculate the NCMC grade point average.
• Remedial (DS) courses are included in the GPA calculation for purposes of Financial Aid cumulative GPA only. A grade of passing (P) will receive the equivalent of 2.5 and a grade of failing (X) will receive 0 for the Financial Aid cumulative GPA calculation.
• Financial Aid GPA is calculated differently than Academic GPA. Calculate your academic GPA with the help of the Academic GPA Estimator.
Students may appeal their financial aid suspension if they were unable to maintain SAP as a direct result of hardship or special circumstances, as provided by federal regulations.
Students seeking to appeal their suspended status should submit a completed appeal along with all required documentation to the Office of Financial Aid by the priority date listed on the Financial Aid SAP appeal form. Students must meet the priority deadline to ensure a decision is made prior to the add/drop deadline for the enrollment period. Students may not request reinstatement for a semester which has already ended. The Financial Aid SAP appeal form is available in the Office of Financial Aid as well as on the NCMC website and will be mailed to students with the suspension notification letter.
The Director of Financial Aid will submit completed SAP appeals to the Financial Aid SAP Appeals Committee for review. The Committee will make the final determination on all financial aid appeals and forward all decisions to the Director for action. The Director will notify students of their appeal results.