Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal regulations require a student to move toward the completion of a degree or certificate within an eligible program when receiving financial aid. Federal regulations state that Academic Progress Standards must include a review of all periods of enrollment, regardless of whether or not aid was received. Students will be evaluated using the standards described below. Failure to meet any of these minimum standards will result in loss of federal financial aid eligibility.

Each semester, your academic progress is evaluated. Your academic performance is compared against three measurements. Failure to meet any of these standards will result in the suspension of eligibility for financial aid. 

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Grade Point Average (GPA)
You must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Watch GPA Explaination Video

Progress (Course Completion)
You must successfully complete two-thirds (66.7%) of all attempted courses.

Watch Progress Explanation Video

Maximum Time Frame (MTF)
You must complete your program without attempting more than 150% of the credits required to complete it.

Watch MTF Explanation Video

Satisfactory Academic Progress Information

Watch this helpful video to learn how to maintain your financial aid eligibility.


NOW Program

If you did not meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for the semester, please know that you have options.

Click here to learn more about the N.O.W. program