Costs and Financial Aid

Satisfactory Academic Progress

According to federal regulations, if you are receiving financial aid under Title IV programs you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in your course of study regardless of whether or not financial aid is awarded each semester.

To receive and to continue to receive financial aid, you must:

  • Earn (pass) two-thirds of all credits you attempt in every term,
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA,
  • Have attempted fewer than 150 percent of the credits required for your program of study, and
  • Have completed all developmental hours in fewer than 30 attempted credits.

If, at the end of any term, your financial aid is suspended because you haven’t met these standards, you have the right to submit an Appeal Request. You will find a link for this request on your Student Self-Service.  If the link is unavailable on your Student Self-Service, please stop by the Financial Aid Office to obtain a paper application.

Student Appeal Submission Dates

These are the recommended dates for appeals and all requested documentation to be submitted in order to be reviewed prior to the term start dates. Appeals may continue to be submitted after the priority dates listed. After the priority dates, students may need to make alternative payment arrangements with the Business Office.

Priority Dates for Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016

August 1 Priority Date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for August 17 start date: Session 1 (16 week) and M06 (1st 8 week module) September 5 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for September 14 start date for 12 week module (M10)
October 7 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for October 15 start date for 2nd 8 week module (M05)

January 3 Priority Date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for January 11 start date: Session 1 (16 week) and M02 (1st 8 week module)
January 30 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for February 8 start date for 12 week module (M04)
March 7 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for March 14 start date for 2nd 8 week module (M03)

May 11 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for May 16 start date for 1st 5 week module (M03)
May 23 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for May 31 start date for Summer 8 week session (M02)
June 11 Priority date for SAP appeal submissions and all requested documentation for June 20 start date for 2nd 5 week module (M04)

Additional documentation to support the reason provided in the appeal will be requested through your Gateway email upon receipt of the appeal. Appeals will be submitted for review upon receipt of all requested documentation.