Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)

Federal and state regulations require Goucher monitor the academic progress of potential and current financial aid recipients.  Students must comply with the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as a condition of initial or continuing eligibility.  The SAP policy is comprised of three components:  minimum grade point average (qualitative), completion rate (quantitative), and maximum time frame for completion of degree.  Note that the SAP policy for financial aid may differ from the academic policies required to remain at Goucher. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress (Undergraduates)

This policy is for undergraduates receiving federal or state financial aid. (PDF)

Satisfactory Academic Progress (Graduate Students)

This policy is for graduate students receiving federal or state financial aid. (PDF)

Forms

Financial Aid Restriction Appeal (PDF)


Appeal Due Dates

If you go on restriction at the end of a Fall semester, then you must submit your appeal by February 1st.

If you go on restriction at the end of a Spring or Summer semester, then you must submit your appeal by September 1st. (However, if you are enrolled for Summer then the appeal due date is the drop date for your Summer term.)