Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards
The Financial Aid Office has established the following policies and procedures stated to fulfill the requirements expressed in the Higher Education Act (HEA) as revised effective July 1, 2011. The Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policies and procedures of Elizabethtown College are reviewed when changes at the federal or institutional level require review to ensure compliance with Federal Regulations. All Elizabethtown College students applying for Title IV federal aid must meet the stated criteria regardless of whether or not they previously received aid.
There are three components to SAP standards for both undergradate students and graduate students in both traditional and sgps programs:
- Maximum time frame within which a degree must be granted,
- Minimum completion percentage, and
- Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA)
Consequences of Not Maintaining SAP
Should a student fail to meet maximum time frame which a degree must be granted, the student will be placed in suspension status and will lose financial aid eligibility immediately. Should a student fail to meet minimum completion percentage or minimum cumulative GPA, they will be placed on financial aid warning but will remain eligible for financial aid during the warning period. If a student fail to meet minimum completion percentage or minimum cumulative GPA while on financial aid warning, the student will be placed on financial aid suspension and will immediately lose financial aid eligibility.
Please refer to the policies below for more details on the SAP components and consequences of not maintaining SAP:
A student not meeting SAP can file an appeal for reconsideration of their financial aid eligibility. To file a SAP appeal, please refer to the instructions in below: