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To remain in good financial aid standing at the College and retain eligibility for Title IV financial aid, students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA), complete the courses in which they enroll, and complete their program of study within a reasonable period of time. All students taking courses for credit will have financial aid SAP status evaluated at the end of each semester/term, including summer. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards

The following standards are applied to all students taking courses for credit to evaluate financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). This includes financial aid applicants, self-payers, dual credit/high school students, and apprenticeship and guest students. A student’s financial aid SAP status does not affect their ability to enroll with the College, only their eligibility for financial aid. Go here for more information on the College Academic Standing policy.

If your academic performance was impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), visit for information on how this may affect your financial aid SAP status.

GPA: Students must maintain a cumulative GPA that is greater than or equal to 2.0.

Completion Rate (Pace): Students must successfully complete 67% or more of all attempted credit hours.

Maximum Time Frame (MTF): The credit hours attempted by a student, regardless of whether or not they apply toward the student’s program, are within 150% of the total credit hours required by the student's declared program

Monitoring SAP Status

It is a student's responsibility to monitor their SAP progress via

  1. Log in to MyIvy
  2. Go to “Billing and Financial Aid” in the Student section
  3. Click “More Options”
  4. Click “Step 5 Monitor your Financial Aid Status”
  5. Select the aid year
  6. The current SAP status will be displayed. Students can view their entire SAP status history by clicking the “academic progress” link

Below is a listing of SAP statuses and definitions:

SAP Status SAP Status Description Eligible for Financial Aid?
Good Student meets all SAP standards (GPA, Completion Rate and Maximum Time Frame) Yes
Warning Student failed to meet at least one SAP Standard (GPA and/or Completion Rate) and is given one semester in which to improve to meet the SAP standards & return to Good standing. Yes
Terminated Student was previously in Warning status and failed to regain Good standing, or student will not be able to complete program within the 150% limit for Maximum Time Frame. Students who have extenuating circumstances may file an appeal.  to have their Financial Aid eligibility reviewed. Students may also self-pay and continue to enroll to attempt to regain Good standing or complete program. No
Probation Student is on approved SAP appeal. In order to remain eligible for financial aid, the student must the following conditions or regain Good standing:
- Complete all courses enrolled for the term with a grade of "C" or better,


- Not withdraw from any courses, and
- Follow their Academic Completion Plan (ACP)

Review Student has an outstanding issue that must be resolved before their SAP status can be determined. Contact the Financial Aid Office or Express Enrollment Center for more details. Eligibility will be determined once issue is resolved

Use the SAP Calculator to estimate how different situations will affect your SAP status.

SAP Calculator


Failure to Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Students who fail to meet SAP standards may be subject to intervention activities and related restrictions. Students in termination status for not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards who have extenuating circumstances may appeal  their Financial Aid eligibility. 

Appealing for Financial Aid SAP Termination

Students in termination status for not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards who have extenuating circumstances may appeal their Financial Aid eligibility. Appeals will be reviewed by the SAP Appeal Committee at each campus within 14 days after a completed appeal packet is submitted. Students will be notified at their Ivy Tech email address of the committee’s decision.

SAP Appeal Form


Need additional assistance? 

These videos can be your key to understanding SAP - take a moment to watch them, and contact us at 888-IVY-LINE if you have any further questions.