Each student will be reviewed for progress annually after the spring semester. A student must meet the following requirements in order to satisfy the academic progress policies for Federal and State financial aid. Failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in accordance with these standards will result in the loss of financial aid until such time as the student is again maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Requirements

A student must meet the following requirements in order to be making satisfactory academic progress and have an aid package containing Federal Title IV financial aid generated on their behalf.

  • Successfully complete 67% of the total cumulative attempted and transfer credits. This includes any credits for which the student remained enrolled past the Drop/Add period.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 by the end of the fourth (4th) term (this includes summer and winter sessions).
  • Undergraduate students may receive aid for up to 180 cumulative credits attempted. In addition to these requirements, there are lifetime limits for the Federal Pell Grant Program for undergraduate students.

Students denied financial aid for non-compliance may appeal that denial through the SAP Academic Appeal Process.

Appeal Process

If you feel you have circumstances that may warrant an appeal, please fill out the following form and submit it to the Financial aid office.


2021-2022 SAP Appeal Form