Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

According to federal regulations, if you are receiving financial aid under Title IV programs you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in your course of study regardless of whether or not financial aid is awarded each semester. 

To receive and to continue to receive financial aid, you must:

  • Earn (pass) two-thirds of all credits you attempt in every term,
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA,
  • Have attempted fewer than 150 percent of the credits required for your program of study, and
  • Have completed all developmental hours in fewer than 30 attempted credits.

If, at the end of any term, your financial aid is suspended because you haven't met these standards, you have the right to submit an Appeal Request. You will find a link for this request on your Student Self-Service. If the link is unavailable on your Student Self-Service, please contact the Financial Aid Office to have the link added to your self-service.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Priority Appeal Dates

Student Appeal Submission Dates

  • These are the recommended dates for submission of SAP appeals and all requested documentation in order to be reviewed prior to the term start dates. An appeal should be submitted as early as possible in order for all documentation to be received in the Financial Aid Office by the priority date.  Appeals may continue to be submitted after the priority dates listed. After the priority dates, students may need to make alternative payment arrangements with the Business Office.
  • Requests for additional documentation to support the reason provided in the appeal will come through your Gateway email upon receipt of the appeal. Appeals will be submitted for review upon receipt of all requested documentation.

Priority Dates

 

SUMMER 2018 – Term 4182

May 1                  Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for May 14 start date for 6 week term
May 14                Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for May 29 start date for Summer 8 week term
June 4                  Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for June 18 start date for 5 week term
 

2018-19 Academic Year

July 16                 Priority Date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for August 13 start date: Session 1-16 week and 1st 8 week term
August 20           Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for September 10 start date for 12 week term
September 19    Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for October 10 start date for 2nd 8 week term

 

January 2            Priority Date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for January 14 start date: Session 1-16 week and 1st 8 week term
January 21          Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for February 11 start date for 12 week term
February 25        Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for March 18 start date for 2nd 8 week term

 

April 29               Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for May 20 start date for 1st 5 week term
May 13                Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for June 3 start date for Summer 8 week term
June 3                  Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for June 24 start date for 2nd 5 week term

Additional documentation to support the reason provided in the appeal will be requested through your Gateway email upon receipt of the appeal. Appeals will be submitted for review upon receipt of all requested documentation.