Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for all students is defined as:
- Theory – Student must maintain at least an 80% in all subject areas.
- Clinical – Student must pass all areas.
- Attendance– Student can not be absence more than 23 hours per semester.
Federal regulation mandates that a recipient of Federal Title IV aid (Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loan) make satisfactory progress towards the completion of their degree or certificate to maintain eligibility for that funding. Progress must be reviewed, on a cumulative basis, after each term of enrollment, including periods for which the student did not receive financial aid.
A student who is receiving Federal Title IV aid must be making SAP each semester, they must achieve an 80% GPA and not have missed more than 30 hours in the 1st semester. Disbursements are made in October (fall semester) and March (spring semester) if SAP has been made.
A student who fails to make SAP loses eligibility for federal aid for that period. Students who are not making SAP, may appeal this status. A written request for appeal must be submitted to the Program Coordinator within 7 days of notification of SAP status. The student should state reason why SAP was not met and why financial aid should not be terminated. The Program Coordinator and Financial Aid Administrator will then review the appeal. A decision will be made and the student will be advised within 5 business days. THIS DECISION IS FINAL.
A student may receive Pell for the payment period in which they regain eligibility but they will not be entitled to Pell for the period in which the standards were not met. For Direct loans a student who regains eligibility during a payment period is eligible for the entire period of enrollment.
Advancement: If SAP in achieved in all areas at the end of the first semester (Level 1), the student may begin the second semester (Level 2). If SAP is not achieved the student will be terminated from the program and all future disbursements will be cancelled.