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.

Student Appeal Submission Dates

The recommended dates for submission of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeals and all requested documents are shown below.  Additional documentation to support the reason provided in the appeal may be requested.  SAP Appeals may continue to be submitted after the priority dates listed. However, students should discuss alternative payment arrangements with the Business Office.

Priority Dates for Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018

Summer 2017
May 8
Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for May 22 start date (M03)
May 15 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for May 30 start date (M02)
June 12 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for June 26 start date (M04)

Fall 2017
July 15
Priority Date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for August 14 start date: Session 1 (16 week) and M03 (1st 8 week module)
August 21 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for September 11 start date for 12 week module (M02)
September 20 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for October 11 start date for 2nd 8 week module (M04)

Spring 2018
December 4 Priority Date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for January 8 start date: Session 1 (16 week) and M03 (1st 8 week module)
January 15 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for February 5 start date for 12 week module (M02)
February 19 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for March 12 start date for 2nd 8 week module (M04)

Summer 2018
April 23
 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for May 14 start date for 1st 5 week module (M03)
April 30 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for May 21 start date for Summer 8 week session (M02)
May 29 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for June 18 start date for 2nd 5 week module (M04)

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.