Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

SAP Federal and state regulations require all financial aid recipients-including those receiving loans, to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in their program of study.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requires monitoring of two areas:

• Quantitative – Completing credits each quarter, and the amount of time it takes to complete your degree or certificate.

Take only required classes needed to complete your degree or certificate.
• Complete a minimum number of credits each quarter based on your enrollment/funding status.

• Full-time, 12 credits
• Three-fourths time, nine credits
• Half-time, six credits
• Less than half time, all attempted credits
• Complete your degree or certificate within 125% of the credits needed to graduate. All college level 
  credits are counted, even if financial aid was not used when you took the classes.

• You are required to complete the number of credits you are funded for. If your class is canceled, you
  reduce the number of credits you were funded for prior to the end of the fifth day of the quarter, or if you
  fail to attend a late start class, even for extenuating circumstances, you must take one of the following

• Register for another required class, or
• Repay a portion of your financial aid if the missing class results in a lower enrollment level. For
  example: If you registered for 12 credits and a two credit class is canceled, you must repay the
  difference between funding at full time and funding at 3/4 time.

Qualitative – Grade Point Average (GPA).

Maintain a semester and cumulative 2.0 GPA.
Students with a cumulative GPA below a 2.0 are not eligible for aid until their GPA is at least a 2.0.
Grades of U, W, I, N, V, and 0.0 do not count as completed credits, but do affect your GPA.

Warning status – Students who fail to maintain SAP are typically placed on Warning first. Warning status stays on a student’s record for the next semester of enrollment. Aid is terminated if a student on Warning Status again fails to complete the minimum Credit/GPA requirements.


Termination status results in cancellation of your funds for subsequent semesters. Termination of Aid results under the following conditions:

• Failure to take required classes.
• Failure to complete at least half the minimum number of required credits based on enrollment/funding status
  (no Warning is given).
• Cumulative GPA drops below a 2.0.
• Failure to maintain SAP while on Warning Status.
• Failure to complete degree or certificate program within 150% of the credits needed to graduate.


What to do if your aid is terminated:


You may submit a Petition for Reinstatement of Aid if your aid is terminated. We take into consideration any extenuating circumstances that prevented you from successfully completing the quarter. The Petition form is found to the left under “Forms” and contains instructions on how to petition.