To receive financial aid, you must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). SAP requirements are checked each year at the end of spring semester. Any student who fails to meet one of the requirements will lose all financial aid eligibility.
Required cumulative GPA at the time of the annual SAP review -
Successful completion of 67% of the courses that a student attempts -
Degree must be completed within specified maximum timeframe -
Students who do not meet SAP requirements may appeal. Successful appeals include –
A description of extenuating circumstances, such as a serious illness of the student or the student's immediate family member, or the death or an immediate family member.
Documents proving that the circumstance occurred during the term in which the student performed unsatisfactorily.
Student and advisor must sign the SAP Appeal Form and the academic plan.
Students who have an approved appeal will have their financial aid eligibility reinstated for a period of time that should allow the student to resolve all deficiencies.
At the end of this financial aid extension, the student must be meeting all SAP requirements and must not exceed the maximum time frame listed.
In lieu of an approved appeal, financial aid eligibility can only be regained when a student resolves all deficiencies at his or her own expense. To resolve a GPA deficiency, the student must raise the GPA to 2.00 (for undergraduates) or 3.0 (for graduates). Course completion percentage must be raised to 67%.
Students who withdraw from a course after the end of the add/drop period will negatively impact their completion percentage. The end of the add/drop period for a regular semester course is the 2nd Friday of the semester. Courses with different lengths have varying add/drop dates.
Repeated courses are counted each time they are taken when calculating completion percentage. For example, if a student takes Math 1000 twice and it is a five credit hour course, 10 credit hours will be counted as attempted. If the student fails the course the first time and receives a C the second time, five credit hours are counted as earned.
Transfer hours count as hours both attempted and earned. Transfer hours will benefit a student's completion percentage. These hours may negatively impact a student's maximum timeframe.
For additional information contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships or review Ohio University's Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.