Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Forms

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Satisfactory Academic Progress Deadline Dates

  • Summer 2017- June 16, 2017
  • Fall 2017- August 25, 2017
  • Spring 2018 - January 19, 2018

A student must submit an appeal to the Financial Aid Office by the deadline date to be considered for financial aid.

Undergraduate Satisfactory Progress Appeal Process - A student who wishes to appeal their ineligibility for financial aid due to unsatisfactory progress must follow this process.

Undergraduate Satisfactory Progress Appeal Form - A student who wishes to appeal must complete this form, provide appropriate documentation, and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.

The Department of Education requires that institutions of higher education establish reasonable standards of "satisfactory progress." A student who does not meet these standards is not eligible to receive federally-funded financial aid. In most instances, SIU shall make these standards applicable to all state and institutional aid programs for the purpose of maintaining a consistent and reasonable financial aid policy. However, nothing in this policy shall be construed as a reduction of external requirements by other federal, state, public, or private agencies when they award or control financial aid.

At SIU, Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is measured at the end of each spring semester, unless conditional eligibility was provided. If provided conditional eligibility, your SAP will be checked at the end of each semester. In order to receive federal financial aid funds, students must meet the 3 minimum requirements, including:

  • Required completion rates (Pass Rate Rule - 67% of hours attempted for undergraduate and graduate)
  • Required grade point average (GPA Rule - min. 2.0 for undergraduate and graduate)
  • Requirement of Maximum Hours (Max Hours Rule - Students must complete degree program before reaching 150% of the number of credits needed to complete their degree program)

Students not making satisfactory progress will lose their financial aid!

Undergraduate Satisfactory Progress Policy - A student who wishes to benefit from the receipt of financial aid funds must maintain "satisfactory progress" as defined in this policy.

Undergraduate Satisfactory Progress Academic Plan - A student who wishes to appeal must have this form completed by their Academic Advisor, and submit it with the appeal to the Financial Aid Office.

Undergraduate Special Graduation Contract Form - A student who has been determined ineligible because they did not complete their degree before reaching 150% of the credit hours needed must have their academic advisor complete this form and submit it to the Financial Aid office.

Graduate Satisfactory Progress Policy - A classified graduate student who wishes to benefit from the receipt of financial aid funds must maintain "satisfactory progress" as defined in this policy.