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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

The U.S. Department of Education requires financial aid recipients to make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to be eligible for financial aid. Mitchell’s policy applies SAP standards to all federal, state and institutional financial aid programs.


Minimum Requirements

1) Completion Rate
You must successfully complete at least 67 percent of all credit hours attempted.
2) Grade Point Average
You must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 as calculated by the Financial Aid Office. The calculation includes developmental coursework.
3) Timeframe
You must complete your program of study without exceeding 150 percent of the credit hours required. All credit hours attempted are counted. Changing programs of study does not allow you to attempt more credits utilizing financial aid.

If you do not meet any of the minimum requirements, you will be placed on Financial Aid Warning status for a semester. At the end of the semester you will be reviewed for Satisfactory Academic Progress, and either awarded Satisfactory status or suspended from receiving financial aid. 

Measuring Satisfactory Academic Progress
Grades and Satisfactory Academic Progress
Developmental Education and Satisfactory Academic Progress
Evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress
Reinstating Eligibility for Financial Aid
Academic Plan for Satisfactory Academic Progress