Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

The Financial Aid Office is required by federal regulations to periodically review financial aid recipients to ensure that they are making academic progress towards the completion of their program of study. Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid recipients is measured by both qualitative and quantitative standards and is an assessment of a student’s cumulative academic record while in attendance at the institution.

Qualitative - Cumulative GPA (CGPA) Component Must have earned the required CGPA at the published intervals.
Quantitative - Pace (Completion Rate) Component Must complete at least 67% of the
credits attempted, rounded to the nearest percent.
Quantitative - Maximum Timeframe Component May receive financial aid for up to 150% of the number of credits required for successful program completion unless it is mathematically impossible for a student to complete the program within this limit.

In general, coursework that is taken while in attendance at the CCSNH institution is considered when reviewing a student’s academic record for satisfactory academic progress. However, there are some exceptions. Please see the section on Treatment of Repeated Courses, Audited Courses, Incompletes, Developmental/Remedial Courses, English for Speakers of Other Language Courses (ESOL), Credits by Examination, Non-Punitive grades, Pass/Fail Grades, Withdrawals.