SAP stands for Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Federal regulations require that a student has met—and continues to meet—some basic academic progress standards before he or she can receive federal financial aid. Each school sets its own SAP policy within the federal guidelines, and students must meet the requirements of the SAP policy of the school he or she is enrolled in to be eligible for federal financial aid.
Every school’s SAP standards include three components:
- a qualitative measurement component, such as a grade point average (GPA)
- a quantitative measurement component referred to as the student’s pace rate
- a maximum time frame of program completion
For students not meeting SAP requirements, the school’s SAP policy explains warning and probationary periods, as well as appeal and approval processes. Please make sure to review the school’s SAP policy to understand your responsibilities as a student receiving federal financial aid.
Slide show: Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
If you have been suspended from financial aid due to failure to meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements, then you must attend one of the workshops below in order to submit your SAP appeal.
THE WORKSHOPS WILL START ON TIME. No late entries.
These workshops are for students only; please do not bring children.
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Financial Aid Office
Sign Up By Phone
Please sign up in advance (see above.)