Satisfactory Academic Progress
Effective July 1, 2011, federal regulations require that students applying for federal loan assistance meet certain criteria whether or not they previously received aid. For students (except doctorate and medical students), this policy applies to Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, as well as some other loan types.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is monitored by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) based on a student’s compliance with the three SAP standards: Qualitative, Pace and Timeframe. Students are monitored at the end of every term. Failure to meet these standards may result in the loss of financial aid and eligibility. For financial aid eligibility, terms are defined as fall, spring and summer semesters. For further information, please view the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy on the OSFA website.
Note: These standards apply to federal and institutional aid and do not necessarily reflect the cumulative GPA or units required to maintain scholarships or advance grade levels.