Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)

Federal regulations, HEA Sec. 484(c), §668.16, 668.34, require all schools participating in Title IV federal financial aid programs to have a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy, which conforms to the requirements of the federal government. These requirements apply to all students as one determinant of eligibility for financial aid.

Students’ SAP status is based on their entire academic record at all schools attended including transfer hours, regardless of whether you received financial aid. The SAP is calculated each semester after grades have been posted to academic history by the Registrar’s Office. After the first semester of attendance, if you are not making SAP, you will be put on a warning status and allowed to keep aid for one semester. Your continued eligibility will be determined after the next semester check point. If after the second semester you are not making SAP, you will not qualify for financial aid for the following semester. If your SAP status is failure and you cannot mathematically attain SAP requirements following the next semester, an appeal will not be permissible. Documented mitigating circumstances may allow continued eligibility on a case-by-case basis and will required an academic plan. A student may appeal their SAP Failure status only twice during their academic career at Beulah Heights University.