Satisfactory Academic Progress. Developing Academic Plans that Work Presentation Details. In this presentation we will . review the SAP regulations; discuss the appeals process; review methods of administering Academic Plans; seek answers to the questions;
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Developing Academic Plans that Work
which indicates the student is able to complete the program within the maximum timeframe, as specified in regulations.
The SAP most recent regulations appear in the October 29, 2010, Federal Register.
(Fall, Spring, Summer, etc…)
If you do… You must review after Summer
(mid-term, monthly, bi-weekly, etc…)
Must review Qualitative Standard (ie GPA)
An appropriate qualitative measure that is comparable against a norm that is consistent with your school’s graduation requirements
A student is ineligible when it becomes mathematically impossible for him to complete his program within 150% of the length of the program.
OR Must have GPA consistent with school’s graduation requirements: IE escalating scale.
Qualitative Standard and Special Cases:
Qualitative Standard and Grade Forgiveness
(D or better, or a Pass –if Pass/Fail)
(A, B, C, D, F, Passed, Failed, Incomplete, Withdrawn)
Quantitative Standard: Example 67% Pace (8 years)
Quantitative Standard: Example 84% Pace (6 years)
Quantitative Standard: Example Graduated (8 years)
Quantitative Standard: Example Graduated (6 years)
Change in Work Schedule
A letter from employer stating they did change the student’s work schedule and that they would not adjust for the student’s school schedule at that time. A letter from student explaining why the student needed to stay employed during these enrollment periods. Evidence that it will not be an issue again.
A letter stating that the student had a transportation plan before classes started, what changed and when, and what now has resolved the issue. Documentation of new transportation (ie Vehicle Registrations, etc…).
Traumatic or Extraordinary event:
Documentation of the event with a full explanation of how it affected the student at that time and what now has changed to resolve the issues.
“Financial aid probation—A status a school assigns to a student who is failing to make satisfactory academic progress and who successfully appeals. Eligibility for aid may be reinstated for one payment period.”
Can you answer “Yes” to these questions?
(showing progress towards GPA required for graduation)
(if student will clearly go over maximum time frame).
If so, how will it affect both measurements?
< 1.00 GPA after 24 attempted hours
< 1.50 GPA after 48 attempted hours
< 48 hours from SAP Limit of attempted hours (162 if limit is 210)
“Students with an intellecualdisability (see margin note) can receive funds from the Pell Grant, FSEOG, and FWS programs. They must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a comprehensive transition and postsecondary program(as defined in 34 CFR 668.231) for students with intellectual disabilities and must maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by the school for this program. HEA Sec. 484(s)” FSA Handbook 13-14 Vol 1 – P 1-5
34 CFR 668.230–233
20 U.S.C. 1091, 1140
Kenneth T. Cole
Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Benefits
PO Box 889
Lancaster, SC 29721-0889