Maintaining Eligibility

SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress)

In order to maintain eligibility for financial aid, students must meet the requirements for SAP. There are both qualitative and quantitative measurements that factor into SAP.

Federal:

For undergraduate students, the federal requirements for SAP are as follows:

  • The student must have a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • The student must have completed a certain percentage of attempted credits. (see chart below)

Cumulative Attempted Units From

Cumulative Attempted Units To

Cumulative Earned Units Percentage From

Cumulative Earned Units Percentage To

SAP Status

25

30.999

0

14.99

FAIL

31

36.999

0

24.99

FAIL

37

45.999

0

34.99

FAIL

46

48.999

0

39.99

FAIL

49

60.999

0

44.99

FAIL

61

72.999

0

49.99

FAIL

73

94.999

0

54.99

FAIL

95

120.999

0

59.99

FAIL

121

129.999

0

60.99

FAIL

130

138.999

0

61.99

FAIL

139

150.999

0

62.99

FAIL

151

151.999

0

63.99

FAIL

152

156.999

0

64.99

FAIL

157

164.999

0

65.99

FAIL

165

180.999

0

66.69

FAIL

181

999.999

0

99.99

FAIL

For graduate students, the federal requirements for SAP are as follows:

  • The student must have a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • The student must complete at least 2/3 of the attempted credits.

SAP for federal aid is determined once a year, after the spring grades are all submitted and processed.

NY State:

There are also separate requirements for those receiving state awards. The general requirements are as follows:

  • The student must have a GPA of at least a 2.0.
  • The student must have completed a percentage of attempted credits each semester, determined by the number of points/payments of TAP they have accrued:
6-12 points receive grade for at least 50%
18-24 points receive grade for at least 75%
30-48 points receive grade for 100% 

For state aid, progress and pursuit are measured after every term.

Appeals:

If the student does not meet the requirements, the student may submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Office. The appeal will be forwarded to the Appeals Committees for review. Please note, while a student can submit more than one appeal for federal aid in their career, the TAP appeal is a one-time waiver.