ESS - Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) measures a specified educational objec- tive within a specific time frame as defined by the institution. All students must meet these requirements, regardless of whether or not they previously received financial aid. According to federal regulations, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has estab- lished the following SAP standards that must be met in order to receive federal and state financial assistance. Students interested in receiving state aid (e.g., Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG), Florida Bright Futures Scholarship) must also meet the state SAP standards established for each aid program. All NSU students must continually meet the following four criteria in order to maintain SAP for financial aid eligibility. ◆◆ Qualitative Measure (Grade Point Average) Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) in order to receive financial aid during their course of study. ◆◆ Quantitative Measure (Annual Credits) Students must successfully complete a minimum of 66.7 percent* of all attempted credits each academic year. Please note that repeated and incomplete courses are counted toward the quantitative measurement. Quantitative formula Successfully completed credits Attempted credits ◆◆ Maximum Time Frame Measure (Total Allowable Credits) Students must complete their program requirements within 150 percent of the published length of their program (number of credits needed to complete program requirements). For example, a program requiring 120 credits to graduate will be limited to 180 credits of financial aid eligibility. All coursework is counted, including, but not limited to, repeat and incomplete coursework and transfer credits. *Represents successful completion of two-thirds of attempted credits Satisfactory Academic Progress