Satisfactory Academic Progress Compliance

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Compliance for Satisfactory Academic Progress 

Federal and State Financial Aid has guidelines that requires students to make progress toward their degree in order to continue to receive financial aid.  These requirements are called Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Students are measured academically upon the guidelines after the Fall and Spring Semester and Summer Sessions.  

Policies & Guidelines

Federal Financial Aid, Satisfactory Academic Progress Undergraduate Level
Federal Financial Aid, Satisfactory Academic Progress Graduate Level
New York State Financial Aid, Satisfactory Academic Progress

Appeals & Waivers

In the event a student is out of compliance and they have a mitigating circumstance that can be supported by documentation; a student can appeal for Federal Financial Aid and/or complete a New York State Aid Waiver (see below).  

Federal Financial Aid Appeal (Graduate & Undergraduate)

New York State Aid Waiver

Academic Plan of Study

If an appeal and/or a waiver has been approved, the student may need to complete an Academic Plan of Study.  This means that the student would need to meet the terms of the plan in order to be eligible for Federal Financial Aid.  

Fall 2020 Academic Plan of Study

Spring 2021 Academic Plan of Study
For more information, questions or concerns please reach out to the Academic Compliance Officer: 

Katie Kloepfer-Mazzaferro
Academic Success Center 
Albert W. Brown Building, #164 

Last Updated 10/27/20

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