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Satisfactory Academic Progress


Please carefully peruse Columbia College's SAP Policy below to familiarize yourself with the academic standards tied to your financial aid:

In accordance with federal and state regulations, Columbia College evaluates each student's academic progress at the end of each enrollment period (Fall, Spring, Summer). A student must be consistently meeting the below Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards in order to be eligible for Title IV funding, or federal financial aid, such as the Pell Grant, FSEOG, and Federal Work-Study, as well as for state funding such as the Cal Grant. Financial aid SAP standards do not apply to BOG Fee Waiver eligibility; however, beginning in Fall 2016, BOG Fee Waiver eligibility will be assessed by the academic progress standards detailed at www.gocolumbia.edu/financial_aid/LossOfBOG.pdf. Financial aid SAP standards apply to all students regardless of whether or not financial aid was previously received.

Students are notified that they must maintain financial aid SAP standards within their Financial Aid Award Notification sent to their student email each year they qualify for funding. Should a student fail to maintain financial aid SAP standards, a detailed notification will be sent to their student email following the term in which the standards were not met.