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What is SAP and why should I care? $$$

SAP are 3 little letters that can have a HUGE impact on your life as a college student!  
 
If you are planning to use financial aid while in college - YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND SAP. 
 
If you are in the dual credit program, SAP applies to you, as well.
SAP stands for "Satisfactory Academic Progress." 
 
Federal regulations require students who receive financial aid to meet a set of standards identified for Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Determination of academic progress

Your Satisfactory Academic Progress status is determined when you apply for financial aid. It is based on all previous academic history. Once you receive aid, your academic progress is evaluated at the end of every semester.
 
 
 
Make Satisfactory Academic Progress
Meet all Three Standards to be Eligible for Financial Aid
Grade Point Average Maintain a cumulative 2.0 or higher GPA for classes.
Course Completion Successfully complete 67% of attempted credits.
DegreeProgress Demonstrate progress toward finishing your program of study within a 150% maximum time frame. For example, if you seek an associate degree requiring 60 credits, complete the degree within 90 attempted credits.
What does this all mean?  
 
YOUR FINANCIAL AID IS DEPENDENT ON YOUR GRADES AND COMPLETION OF CLASSES.
 
If you fail or drop a class, it will have an impact on your ability to get financial aid.
 
DUAL CREDIT students are OFFICIALLY BEGINNING THEIR COLLEGE GPA.  Therefore, if you take 2 dual credit classes, but only are successful in 1, you now have a 50% SAP completion rate.  YOU ARE NO LONGER ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID until you raise your SAP.
So...if you take a class - MAKE GOOD GRADES AND COMPLETE THE COURSE ON TIME!