Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Financial aid recipients must remain in good academic standing, as established by the College and must make satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree in order to maintain eligibility for funding from all sources.

Details regarding SAP standards for financial aid recipients can be found in the Academic Catalog under Expenses and Financial Aid. The information below is from the 2008-2009 academic catalog.

Satisfactory Progress Standards for Financial Aid Recipients

All students receiving financial aid must make satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree in order to maintain eligibility. The following standards apply:

  1. A student must attain a B.A. degree within a maximum of ten semesters of full-time attendance or its equivalent.
  2. A student must maintain the minimum GPA as established by the College.
    (See below.)

Students placed on academic probation are eligible to be considered for financial aid as follows:

  1. First semester of probation—aid continues.
  2. Second consecutive semester of probation—aid continues if there is evidence of academic improvement from the previous semester.
  3. Third consecutive semester of probation—aid suspended unless the student completes a minimum of three courses with a GPA of 2.0 or higher during the second consecutive semester of probation.
  4. Students denied financial aid for academic reasons are eligible to be considered for financial aid after a one-semester waiting period. All appeals are directed to the Academic Operations Committee.