Financial Aid

2015-2016 Catalog Year

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal regulations require students to demonstrate Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to receive Federal Financial Aid. Students who fail to maintain minimum standards of satisfactory progress may lose eligibility for Federal and institutional aid. The SAP policy will be applied consistently to all Financial Aid applicants regardless of whether the student previously received financial aid.

FGCU’s policy includes the required SAP components in accordance with sections 668.32 and 668.16 of the federal student aid handbook. These components are a qualitative and a quantitative measure of progress.

Student’s SAP is reviewed annually at the end of each spring term once grades have been posted. Cumulative GPA and completion rate is reviewed during this process. The timeframe component is reviewed at the end of each term once credit hours have been posted. Students on Financial Aid probation will be reviewed at the end of each term. Teacher Certification and Teacher Immersion Students will be reviewed at the end of each term.

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