Federal regulations require Midway College to establish Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for student financial aid recipients. These standards measure a student’s performance in the following three areas: completion rate, cumulative grade point average (GPA), and maximum time frame. Academic progress will be reviewed at the end of the spring semester each year by the Financial Aid Office, and any student not meeting the requirements will no longer be eligible for financial aid. Students will be notified of the suspension in writing if they fail to meet SAP standards.
The SAP standards apply for all financial assistance programs including Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work Study, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Direct Student Loans (Stafford and PLUS), as well as assistance from the state and the institution. A student who does not meet the standards is no longer eligible for financial aid until such standards are met, or until eligibility has been reestablished through a successful appeal; however, financial aid suspension does not preclude a student from enrolling in subsequent semesters.
Appeal due to unsatisfactory GPA or completion rate: Follow all steps described on the SAP APPEAL - GPA COMPLETION RATE FORM, and submit the completed form and necessary items to the Financial Aid office within two (2) weeks of notification of suspension status.
Appeal due to exceeding maximum time frame: Follow all steps described on the SAP APPEAL – MAXIMUM TIME FRAME FORM, and submit the completed form and necessary items to the Financial Aid office within two (2) weeks of notification of suspension status.
The Director of Student Financial Planning will review all appeals and may refer cases to the SAP Appeals Committee when appropriate. The student will be notified in writing of the outcome of the appeal within three (3) weeks of submission of a complete appeal.