2019-2020 Catalog

Satisfactory Academic ­Progress (SAP)

To be eligible to receive federal student aid, student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in their program of study. SAP represents minimal standards of completion for financial aid eligibility.

In order to receive financial aid, the student must be enrolled in an eligible program of study that leads to a Certificate, Associate’s or a Bachelor’s Degree. In addition students must adhere to the maximum length of time for which they may receive financial aid, maintain the minimum grade point average (GPA), complete the number of credits required to meet the minimum pace of progression each year.

To receive financial aid through Salish Kootenai College Financial Aid office, students must maintain BOTH the quantitative requirement and the qualitative requirement. Satisfactory Academic Progress evaluation with be done ANNUALLY, after Spring term. The following is the satisfactory academic progress policy for the Federal PELL Grant, Federal Direct Loan, Federal Work Study, FSEOG. Many scholarships follow these guidelines, but be sure to check with the funder as specific scholarships may have different rules regarding quantitative and qualitative requirements.

The SKC Student Handbook contains a complete explanation of the requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress.

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