Federal regulations require that institutions of higher education establish minimum standards of "Satisfactory Academic Progress" (SAP) for potential and current financial aid recipients. The purpose of measuring and enforcing these standards is to ensure financial aid recipients progress toward graduation. Financial Aid Applicants must comply with the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy as a condition of initial or continued eligibility. Students who fail to meet the SAP requirements become ineligible to receive financial aid until they are in compliance with these regulations. If you are ineligible for financial aid because you have not met SAP standards, you may have the right to submit an appeal. Please note that sitting out for an enrollment period or paying for your classes out-of-pocket is insufficient to regain eligibility for aid. The only way to regain aid eligibility without submitting a SAP appeal is by meeting the SAP criteria found in the link(s) below. Please note that your prior academic progress will be measured to determine your eligibility. Our office will review SAP at the end of each payment period (fall, spring and summer).