Requirements for Maintaining SAP
- Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) – Grades with a notation of Incomplete or Withdrawal have no bearing on the calculation of cumulative GPA. Credit-hours that are transferred into the university and successfully articulated towards the completion of an educational program have no impact in this regard. Courses that are repeated will have only the most recent course counted towards the GPA calculation.
Type of Student Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduates (<24 credits earned) 1.8 Undergraduates (24+ credits earned) 2.0 Doctor of Pharmacy Professional Program (PHMD) 2.0 Graduates 3.0
- Complete a minimum of 75 percent of all attempted credits – All students must earn a minimum of seventy-five (75) percent of their cumulative attempted credit hours. Credit-hours that are transferred into the university and successfully articulated towards the completion of an educational program will be counted as both earned and attempted hours for the purposes of this standard. Courses with the following grades are counted as attempted and not earned (F, F@, W, U, I, X, IF, IU, Y, XF, XU, NF or N).
- Complete a degree program in maximum timeframe – All students are expected to complete their respective educational programs within a specific timeframe, as measured in credit hours. Undergraduate students are expected to complete their educational program in a timeframe no longer than 150% of its published length (including transfer credits). Graduate students are expected to complete their educational program in a timeframe no longer than 200 credits (including transfer credits).
Failure to Meet SAP Probation Requirements
Students who do not meet the requirements of their Financial Aid Eligibility Plan are not eligible for most types of financial aid. Students who have not met the requirements will be notified in writing that they have lost financial aid eligibility.
Financial Aid Affected by SAP
- Pell Grant
- Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan
- Direct (Parent) PLUS Loan
- Direct (Graduate) PLUS Loan
- Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Private Education Loans*
- Merit Scholarships
- University Grant
- Roberta B. Willis Scholarship
- Roberta B. Willis Grant
- Gear Up Scholarship
- State Scholarships
Financial Aid Probation
A student for whom a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal is approved will be granted a period of Financial Aid probation during which they will be placed on a Financial Aid Eligibility Plan. Students placed in this status may receive all forms of financial aid for which SAP compliance is required. The purpose of the Financial Aid Eligibility Plan is to ensure that a student is able to restore financial aid eligibility as defined by university SAP standards prior to their exceeding their educational program’s maximum timeframe.
Students must meet the following to be considered meeting the terms of their Financial Aid Eligibility Plan:
- Full-time students must complete a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0
- Less than full-time students must complete all courses for which they receive financial assistance with a minimum GPA of 2.0
- Full-time students must complete a minimum of nine (9) credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Less than full-time students must complete all courses for which they receive financial assistance with a minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctor of Pharmacy Students
- Must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) credit hours per term with a minimum GPA of 2.0
Frequency of SAP Evaluation
At the end of each Spring term, our office evaluates each student’s progress. Students who have not met all three SAP requirements will be notified in writing that they have lost financial aid eligibility.
A student may appeal if they experienced extenuating circumstances that led to their not meeting SAP. To appeal, students must submit all of the following:
- Completed SAP Appeal Form on the Forms Portal
- Detailed reason for not meeting SAP
- A plan for academic success
- Any required supporting documentation as defined on the SAP Appeal Form
Readmitted Students & SAP
If a student is readmitted to the University and was previously cited for SAP or received a SAP communication from our office, they are required to submit a completed SAP appeal with all necessary documents in order to be considered for financial aid. Please note that an appeal must be approved by our office in order to regain eligibility for most types of aid.