Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is a term used to describe the successful completion of coursework toward a degree or certificate. Making progress toward a degree is important for your academic success and a key factor in reducing student debt.

Federal and state aid programs have separate SAP standards that students must meet at the end of each academic year to continue receiving funding. 

Click below to learn more about the federal and state SAP policies and standards you must meet.

federal title iv sap

This policy applies to all federal Title IV funding such as the Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, PLUS Loans, Work-Study, some scholarships, external awards, and private loans.

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pheaa sap

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has a SAP policy for state aid programs they administer, such as the PA State Grant, Partnerships for Access To Higher Education (PATH) Grant, and the Ready to Succeed Scholarship (RTSS).