Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Pace

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Financial Aid Recipients

The Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal and academic dismissal appeal processes are separate. See below for further clarification. 

The federal government requires that any student receiving financial aid from federal sources is tracked for Satisfactory Academic Progress. For undergraduate students to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards they must meet the following GPA and progress requirements:

  • SAP: Students who have earned 23 or fewer credits must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 1.8.
  • SAP: Students who have earned 24 or more credits must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • PACE: Students must pass at least 67% of all credits for which they have registered.

Students who do not meet minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements are at risk of losing their financial aid.  Processes are in place to allow students to appeal the loss of financial aid, and so they should be diligent about reading and responding to correspondence that they receive from the Office of Financial Aid ServicesWhile Financial Aid and Dismissal appeal processes are run concurrently, they are different processes, administered by different offices, and often with different results

A separate appeal submission is required for each process if students find themselves in both processes and wish to appeal.

For more information on SAP or Pace, go to the Office of Student Financial Aid Services website or call them at 860-486-2819.