SAP stands for Satisfactory Academic Progress and is the Federal government's regulated set of standards to ensure a student successfully completes their degree. There are three standards: GPA, Completion and Duration.
2015-16 SAP Standards
GPA: cumulative 2.0 for Undergraduate students
cumulative 2.75 for Graduate students
Completion: 67% (or two-thirds) for all students
total number of credits completed divided by the total number of credits attempted
Duration: 150% of the number of credits required for a degree
If your degree requires 120 credits, you can attempt no more than 180 credits (120 credits required x 150% = 180 credits max)
Students who do not meet one or more of these standards at the end of the academic year are not eligible to receive aid for the following academic year. In order to reinstate their aid eligibility on a conditional semester-by-semester basis, the student is able to submit a one-time SAP Appeal with the Office of Financial Aid. Students will be notified of their current SAP Status at the end of the Spring semester, each academic year.