Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy
Federal regulations (Sections 668.16(e).668.32(f) and 668.34) require that schools monitor the academic progress of each applicant receiving federal financial assistance and that the school certify the applicant is making satisfactory academic progress (SAP). Financial aid eligibility is based on SAP standards established by the University, pursuant to federal law, to ensure that all financial aid recipients progress towards degree completion. All students who receive University, State, private, and/or Federal aid must meet the criteria stated in this policy. These new SAP standards will be monitored beginning with the completion of the fall 2011 term.
The SAP policy consists of:
- Maximum time frame
- Qualitative Standard
- Pace (Quantitative Standard)
- Suspension of Aid
Students that have not completed at least 67% of their attempted units and/or have exceeded the maximum units to complete an undergraduate degree (192 units) are at risk of losing their financial assistance eligibility.
The Office of Financial Assistance will monitor maximum time frame, qualitative and quantitative (pace) standards for undergraduate and graduate students after the end of each term, including summer.