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Satisfactory Academic Progress

In accordance with Federal and State regulations, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is reviewed using a maximum time frame and pace of progression (quantitative) as well as GPA (qualitative) criteria at the end of each enrollment period (Summer, Fall, Spring). SAP standards apply to all students regardless of previous financial aid history.

SAP standards apply to all federal programs, including the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Federal Work-Study (FWS), as well as to the state-based Cal Grant. Academic progress standards do not currently need to be met in order to receive the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver, however, certain academic requirements will be put in place for the BOG beginning tentatively in Fall 2016. The current proposal is that students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA for two consecutive terms and complete at least half of their units with a D grade or better.

Columbia College Financial Aid Office Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 2012-2013