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Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal regulations require Midway University 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.

View the official Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

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 Procedures and Reinstatement

Complete appeal instructions can be found in the Financial Aid SAP Policy. To appeal a financial aid suspension, please submit the SAP appeal form.

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.


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