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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.


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

Failure to Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

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