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What is SAP?

A student is placed on aid denied status if they fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in two consecutive semesters. SAP is a combination of a student's completion rate and GPA. In order to maintain SAP, you must complete a minimum of 67 percent of all attempted courses and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA for undergraduate programs.

Can I appeal my SAP status?

Under certain circumstances, students who fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards and lose eligibility for financial aid can appeal the financial aid suspension. Students must clearly state what caused the suspension and must also clearly indicate what has changed that will now allow the student to succeed. The following are examples of situations that may be considered in an appeal:

  1. Evidence of substantial academic improvement
  2. Documented medical circumstances
  3. Death or serious illness of immediate family member
  4. Involuntary job transfer
  5. Military deployment

Steps to take for the Appeal process;

  1. Meet with a Financial Aid Counselor
  2. Complete the Online SAP Counseling
  3. Submit a written request for probation consideration which must clearly state what caused the suspension and must also clearly indicate what has changed that will now allow the student to succeed.
  4. Submit a copy of the student’s Degree Progress Advisement Report.
  5. Student will be required to enroll in the SDV course if it has not been successfully completed.

More information about our SAP Appeal process can be found in our help article: How do I become eligible for financial aid again?

The SAP Appeal Form is aid year specific so make sure to complete the correct one. Links to the form can be found on our help page: SAP Appeal Form

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Last updated: 2020-09-04 12:49 PM 2082-8734-8386-3356
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