Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

The U.S Department of Education Federal regulation (34 CFR 668.34) mandate that students receiving Financial Aid assistance under Title IV programs must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards in his/her course of study regardless of whether or not financial aid is awarded each semester. To be eligible for federal, state, and institutional financial aid, all students are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards.

Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards when perusing a Bachelor's, Associate's, or an authorized Certificate Program. SAP, or Satisfactory Academic Progress, is a federal regulation mandating that Laredo College Office of Financial Aid to monitor each student's progress toward completing their degree or certificate program while receiving financial aid.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards will be evaluated at the end of each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summers). Students may lose eligibility for federal, state, and institutional financial aid handled by our office if they fall behind in their coursework, do not meet minimum grade point average requirements, or do not complete classes within a maximum timeframe.

The information below will assist you in determining, tracking, maintaining, and re-establishing your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Academic statuses are explained below: Mandated by federal regulations for the purposes of receiving and maintaining Financial Aid (Title IV), Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is measured with the following standards. 

Qualitative Measure  
Quantitative Standard  
Failure to Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards  
How to appeal your Suspension  
Financial Aid Probation (SAP)  
Probation Maximum Time Frame (MTF)  
Evaluation of student grades at Laredo College  
Student who graduates and returns to Laredo College for a second degree