Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

  • In order to receive federal, state, and institutional financial aid, students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

    To maintain SAP, students must do 3 things:

    1. Pass Attempted Courses
      • Pass and complete a minimum of 67 percent (75 percent for Graduate Students) of all attempted courses. Classes must be completed with a passing grade. Failing grades, drops, incomplete, and withdrawals can affect a student's ability to keep their financial aid.
    2. Meet GPA criteria
      • Students must make sure their GPA is at or above the following levels:

                     Undergraduates: 2.0

                     Graduates:         3.0

    1. Not Exceed Maximum Time Limit to Receive Financial Aid
      • Undergraduate students cannot exceed 180 credit hours for a first Bachelors’ or 90 hours if seeking a second Bachelors’ degree (Maximum Time Frame = required hours to graduate from degree x 150%).
      • Graduate students working on a Master’s degree cannot exceed 63 credit hours or 45 hours if working on a second Masters’ degree
      • Graduate students working on a Doctoral degree cannot exceed 99 credit hours