Satisfactory Academic Progress

What is Satisfactory Academic Progress?

  • If you fail to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), you will be placed on financial aid suspension for the following academic year and will remain on suspension until all SAP requirements are met.

  • You will not be eligible to receive federal student aid during this time. However, you may still be eligible for New York State aid.

  • If you failed to be in compliance with the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standard due to extenuating circumstances, you may appeal your financial aid suspension. 

How can I appeal my financial aid suspension?

  • SAP appeals must be based on extenuating circumstances that affected your academic performance.

  • An appeal will only be approved if you can meet SAP standards by the end of the academic year for which the appeal is being submitted. Note: There are no limits in which an appeal can be submitted, but you cannot use the same extenuating circumstances as prior appeals. In addition, it is not guaranteed that submitting more than one appeal will be approved.

  • For more information on how to file a SAP appeal, click here.

Can I submit the same readmission appeal for a SAP appeal?

  • SAP appeals are different from the appeal used for readmission. If you readmitted in poor academic standing, you must also file an SAP appeal with the Financial Aid Office.