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In order to maintain eligibility for financial aid, students must meet the requirements for SAP. There are both qualitative and quantitative measurements that factor into SAP.
For graduate students, the federal requirements for SAP are as follows:
- The student must have a GPA of at least 3.0.
- The student must complete at least 2/3 of the attempted credits.
SAP for federal aid is determined once a year, after the spring grades are all submitted and processed.
For undergraduate students, the federal requirements for SAP are as follows:
- The student must have a GPA of at least 2.0.
- The student must have completed a certain percentage of attempted credits. (see chart below)
- Federal Requirements for SAP
|Attempted Credits||% of Earned Credits||SAP Status|
SAP for federal aid is determined once a year, after the spring grades are all submitted and processed. If SAP is not met, financial aid eligibility will be suspended until such time as either the student, through continued coursework, meets the requirements for SAP or has an appeal be approved.
There are also separate requirements for those receiving state awards. The general requirements are as follows:
- The student must have a GPA of at least a 2.0.
- The student must have completed a percentage of attempted credits each semester, determined by the number of points/payments of TAP they have accrued:
|6-12 points||receive grade for at least 50%|
|18-24 points||receive grade for at least 75%|
|30-48 points||receive grade for 100%|
For state aid, progress and pursuit are measured after every term.
If the student does not meet the requirements, the student may submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Office. The appeal will be forwarded to the Appeals Committees for review. Please note, while a student can submit more than one appeal for federal aid in their career, the TAP appeal is a one-time waiver.