SAP Minimum Cumulative Financial Aid GPA

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importantNew Requirement: You must maintain a minimum cumulative Financial Aid GPA of 2.0 or greater to maintain financial assistance eligibility. 

Students will have two GPA calculations:

  • Financial Aid GPA: Remedial credit hours are included in the GPA calculation for purposes of determining Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Academic GPA: This requirement does not affect the GPA that will be reflected on a student’s official and unofficial transcripts.

Grades of A, B, C, D, F, and WF are included in the Financial Aid GPA. Grades of W, X, I, and P are not included in the Financial Aid GPA.

If a student's Financial Aid GPA falls below 2.0, then they are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.

SAP Credit Hours

Remedial and English as a Second Language (ESL) credit hours

Remedial and ESL credit hours attempted are included in the Financial Aid GPA.

Remedial and most ESL credit hours attempted are NOT part of the Completion Ratio (Pace) or Maximum Time Frame calculations. There are two exceptions: EAP 1500 (Advanced Listening/Speaking) and EAP 1695 (Advanced English as a Second Language II) are included in the Completion Ratio (Pace) and Maximum Time Frame calculations.

Please remember financial aid will only pay up to 30 remedial credit hours. Example:  Student previously attempted 31 remedial credit hours in prior terms.  Student is currently enrolled in 12 credits, of which 6 are remedial and 6 are college-level. The student's financial aid will be awarded based on the six college-level credit hours.

Transfer credit hours

The Registrar evaluates and posts transcripts from prior institutions. All posted transfer credit hours on official transcripts are considered attempted and earned. Transfer credit hours and grades are included in the Minimum Cumulative Financial Aid GPA, Completion Ratio (Pace), and Maximum Time Frame calculations.

If a transcript is provided after financial aid is awarded, SAP will be reviewed at the end of the currently enrolled term.

Repeated credit hours

If a college-level course is taken more than once, only the grade on the last attempt will be included in the Financial Aid GPA. If a college-level course is repeated more than once, each attempt is included in the Completion Ratio (Pace) and Maximum Time Frame calculations.

Academic Grade Forgiveness

All courses attempted are included in all SAP calculations, regardless of Academic Grade Forgiveness.