What is a SAP appeal?

SAP Appeal is an option available to students who have not met standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress for continued federal financial aid (Pell, SEOG, Direct Loans, Federal Work-Study).

You failed to maintain SAP by not meeting at least one of the three criteria below:
  • Maximum Time Frame - you may not attempt more than 150% of the credits normally required for completion of the degree

  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) – you must meet the minimum GPA requirement based on attempted credits

Attempted Credits/Units Minimum GPA
0.5 - 12 1.50
13 - 24 1.75
25 - Upward 2.00
  • The pace of Progression - For associate degree programs, you must successfully complete a certain percentage of the total number of credits that you attempt according to the SAP table.
Credits Attempted 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72 78 84 90
Credits Earned 0 2 4 6 13 19 23 27 33 39 44 49 55 61

As part of the SAP appeal submission proccess, you acknowledge the following:
  • If my appeal is DENIED, I understand that decisions are processed on a case-by-case basis and the committee may deny an SAP appeal. I also understand that the decision of the appeal committee is final.
  • If my appeal is APPROVED, I recognize that I am expected to make academic progress. I must be enrolled and complete the courses detailed in the academic plan or my appeal will be voided.
  • I understand that if I do not meet these requirements, I will be ineligible to receive financial aid and will be responsible for payment of my tuition until I meet the satisfactory academic progress standards.

** Your Academic Dismissal status needs to be resolved regardless oif you opt to pay for your classes out of pocket. Act Promptly!

All students that are submitting an SAP Appeal, must complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA at fafsa.gov.