Satisfactory Academic Progress

The University of Providence requires that all students maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward a degree to maintain eligibility for financial aid. Satisfactory Academic Progress is defined as:

  • The maintenance of a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at the University of 3.0 or better.
  • Satisfactory completion of at least 66% of credits attempted and;
    All students are expected to complete their degree objective within the standard described below:
  • For an MSC degree a maximum of 90 credit hours attempted including transfer work.
  • For all other degrees, a maximum of 54 credit hours attempted including transfer work.

    Satisfactory Academic Progress is reviewed at the end of each semester. Students who fail to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress will be placed on Financial Aid Warning for the next semester enrolled. Students on warning may receive financial aid; however, they must meet the conditions of warning. Students who fail to meet these conditions will be suspended from further financial aid eligibility at the University of Providence.

Suspensions may be appealed to the Financial Aid Office. Generally, appeals will be granted for extraordinary circumstances beyond the student’s ability to control such as illness or death of an immediate family member or personal injury or illness. As a minimum, the appeal must include the following:

  • A statement, plus documentation as appropriate, explaining the circumstances that have led to failure to meet the established SAP standards.
  • A statement as to how the student will again conform with SAP standards.

Information about the appeal process can be found under the Academic Related Appeals process section in the above. Students may regain eligibility for financial aid by re-establishing their GPA and completion ratios using their own resources.

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