Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Satisfactory Academic Progress is a level you need to maintain to continue receiving federal student aid through your certificate or degree program.

What is Satisfactory Academic Progress?

Satisfactory Academic Progress is a level you need to maintain to continue receiving federal student aid through your certificate or degree program. Essentially, SAP means getting good enough grades and attending enough classes to keep moving towards the goal of getting your degree or certificate. Every college and career school has their own criteria for what constitutes Satisfactory Academic Progress.

If you fall below the quantitative pace and qualitative GPA for Satisfactory Academic Progress, or go over the allowed time to complete your program, you may lose eligibility for ongoing federal financial aid, including grants, student loans, and work-study programs.

Quantitative Pace

Students at MTI College must complete at least 66% of all coursework attempted each term to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and graduate within the maximum time frame allowed.

Qualitative GPA

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for all coursework attempted.

Timeframe

MTI College students must be on pace to complete their program in no more than 150% of the allotted time to maintain SAP. For example, if a program is scheduled to take 12 months, the student must complete all coursework within 18 months to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.

What If You Don’t Make Satisfactory Academic Progress?

If you don’t make Satisfactory Academic Progress, the school may give you a financial aid warning. You will still receive financial aid during the warning period. If you don’t catch up by the end of your warning period, your federal financial aid will be suspended.

How to Regain Financial Aid and Appeal

If your federal financial aid has been put on hold due to not meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards at MTI College, you can make an appeal in writing to the Financial Aid office.

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