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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) - Standards

Length of Eligibility
The Office of Student Financial Services monitors the satisfactory academic progress of all students receiving federal and state aid. Financial aid recipients are eligible for assistance until they have attempted up to one and a half (1.5) time the semester hours required for the program of study in which they are currently enrolled.  Transfer hours that are accepted toward the student's program are considered in the length of eligibility calculation. In all instances, financial assistance will be limited to a maximum of 180 hours attempted.  At the time it is determined that a student cannot complete their program of study without reaching 180 hours, the student becomes ineligible for financial aid.

PACE/Academic Progress
In order to remain in good academic standing, students pursuing a degree, diploma or certificate who are enrolled in regular curriculum classes are required to have earned at least 70 percent of credit hours attempted to have continued federal and state eligibility for financial assistance. (Developmental Studies courses not counted as "earned hours" will be taken into consideration.)

Cumulative Grade Point Average
Students who fail to earn the required GPA will be placed on warning during the next term in which they enroll at the college. Students in all programs of study who are placed on warning will be reviewed at the end of the term. Students who fail to obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater will lose federal and state aid eligibility and will be required to submit an Appeal Request Form to the Office of Student Financial Services.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form