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Maintaining Financial Aid Eligibility

Not only must you reapply for financial aid every year, but the financial aid office must continually monitor your eligibility for aid. Please review the guidelines below.


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
In order to receive financial aid, you must make progress toward your degree as defined by the financial aid office. There are three components to academic progress that all students receiving financial aid must meet.


Components for meeting SAP

  1. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 (3.0 for graduate students)
  2. Complete 73% of courses attempted
  3. Earn 1st bachelors degree within 170 attempted hours*
    * This number includes all attempted transfer hours in addition to UHD hours


The OSFA is required to review your entire academic record (regardless of the age of the record or whether or not aid was received) to determine if you are in compliance. If you are not in compliance, you will be notified in writing of your denial/suspension and the appropriate appeal procedure.

In many circumstances you have the right to appeal a denial or suspension by providing the appropriate documentation to the financial aid office. If your appeal is approved, your academic progress will be monitored on a semester basis until you have met the SAP requirements again. Otherwise, SAP is monitored on a yearly basis.

If, during the course of the semester you believe you will have trouble meeting the SAP requirements talk with your instructor or academic advisor to evaluate your options. 

A complete copy of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is available upon request or view it by clicking here. Please read the complete Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy to see how your progress will be monitored.

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Last updated or reviewed on 11/19/13

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