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Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements for the Retention of Financial Aid

Financial aid regulations require that a student must make satisfactory academic progress to remain eligible for financial aid.  Financial aid programs affected by this policy include the following:

The minimum requirements for all types of financial aid include three standard measures-

  1. GPA Requirements - minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  2. Completion Rate - must earn 67% of all credits attempted
  3. Time Limit - must complete degree within 150% timeframe


If a student does not meet the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the end of each semester, the student will be given one warning semester. Students may receive aid during the warning semester. If a student fails to meet the standard for the second consecutive semester enrolled, the financial aid will be suspended. During the WARNING SEMESTER, it is highly recommended that students plan ahead and work with an advisor to correct deficiencies.

In addition, there are some types of aid with more stringent requirements, such as scholarship renewal requirements.