Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is a requirement for all students receiving federal financial aid awards. Students must maintain a certain GPA, completion rate and complete their program of study within the time frame allowed to remain eligible for aid.
SAP is reviewed annually at the end of the Spring semester for students in Associates or Bachelor’s degree programs. Students in vocational (PSAV) programs that are completed in less than one year are reviewed at the end of each term.
All periods of the student’s enrollment are counted within the SAP calculation, including transfer credits and periods in which the student did not receive Federal Financial Aid. In addition, courses under academic amnesty are also included in the SAP calculation.
Students who do not meet SAP requirements at the evaluation point lose their financial aid eligibility, however they can submit an appeal to regain eligibility. Additional information about SAP, including the SAP policy and guidelines for appeal can be found at: http://www.mdc.edu/financialaid/how-aid-works/sap-policy.aspx.