Welcome back! We know how busy you’ve been with move-in days, orientations, and the start of classes. Now that you’re getting into the swing of this new academic year, we wanted to stress the importance of making time to study and do homework, and to go to classes. Yes, we know you hear that all the time, but it’s extremely important because all financial aid recipients must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
What is SAP you say? Basically, it’s a way to measure if you are making headway on your degree. We review your GPA as well as how many courses you complete at the end of every academic year. So be sure to attend and do well, or you risk having to pay for your tuition out of your own pocket next year! Don’t worry if one class is getting you down; work with your professors/advisor and be honest about your concerns with the course. If you think you might be at risk of falling below the minimum standards (2.0 GPA for Undergraduate students or 3.0 for Graduate students), pop in to the Financial Aid Office; we’re always here to help!