There are three components to SAP. Failure to comply with any component may result in a loss of aid eligibility. The three components are as follows:
Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA)
- Veterinary Medicine Students: 2.0
- Law Students 2.33
- Medical Students 2.0
- Dental Students 2.0
- Pharmacy Students 2.33
Completion Rate (Deficit Hours)
While students are expected to enroll full-time to be eligible for financial aid, each student must successfully complete at least a minimum percentage of all credit hours attempted. This percentage includes all institutional and transfer credit hours, regardless of whether or not financial aid was received. Grades of W, F, I, U, Q, X, NG, and grade exclusions are not considered to be adequate grades for completion.
- Veterinary Medicine Students: 67%
- Law Students: 67%
- Medical Students: 67%
- Dental Students: 67%
- Pharmacy Students: 67%
Maximum Hours (Excessive Hours)
Students are expected to complete their degree pursuits within a maximum timeframe, including transfer hours earned as well as institutional attempted hours. Students may not receive financial assistance beyond the following:
- Veterinary Medicine Students: 200 hours
- Law Students 135 hours
- Medical Students 285 hours
- Dental Students 250 hours
- Pharmacy Students 219 hours
Credit hours are cumulative; thus, students working towards obtaining more than one degree in the same category (e.g., double major) may reach this maximum timeframe before completing their course of study and may need to appeal eligibility.
Changes to recorded grades that take place after SAP evaluation has occurred will be included in the next official SAP evaluation at the end of the subsequent semester. If a grading error is corrected after the SAP evaluation was completed, students may contact our office by phone, email, or in person to request a recalculation of SAP status using the corrected grade. Recalculations will not be done when an Incomplete (I) grade is updated once missing work is completed.