SAP Policy

What is Satisfactory Academic Progress?

SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) is the standard students must meet in order to continue receiving Financial Aid.

For Federal funding, there are three eligibility criteria that must be met.

  • Pace of Progression (POP)
    Students must pass 67% of attempted units/credits
  • Qualitative: Grade Point Average (GPA)
    Students must maintain at least a 2.0 minimum cumulative AND quarterly GPA
  • Quantitative: Maximum Timeframe (MTF)
    Students must complete a whole degree within 150% of the units/credits required for graduation

For Washington State funding, there are two eligibility criteria that must be met.

  • Qualitative: Grade Point Average (GPA)
    Students must maintain at least a 2.0 minimum cumulative AND quarterly GPA
  • Minimum Credit Completion (MCC)
    Students must complete (earn) the level of enrollment for which their financial aid was calculated and disbursed. Failure to complete at least 50% of the minimum number of units/credits will result in an automatic Suspension status from State Aid.

2019-2020 Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy with Spring 2020 Addendum

2020-2021 Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

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