Satisfactory Academic Progress
And Conditions for Reinstatement of Financial Aid
Federal regulations require all recipients of student financial aid make Satisfactory
Academic Progress (SAP) towards an eligible degree or certificate program. Students applying for assistance through the Federal Pell
Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan,
Direct Parent PLUS Loan, and other programs as determined by the Financial Aid Office must meet the requirements listed below
to determine initial or continued financial aid eligibility at NPC. SAP is calculated at the end of each term and applies whether
or not the student received financial aid each term of enrollment. If a student does not meet the SAP policy, they are issued a warning for
one term and given a chance to reestablish eligibility (exceptions explained below in areas of PACE and Max Hours). Students are considered to be making SAP if they meet the following criteria:
|Credit Hours Attempted||Required Minimum CGPA|
|31 hours or above||2.0|
Students may apply for an appeal at NPC in the event of a drop in eligibility. Some appeal situations may require that
an academic plan be established for the remainder of student’s degree. All students must meet their required CGPA by the end of the appealed term to continue receiving aid. Max Hour/Pace prior approved appeals eligibility issues will receive a preliminary review by financial aid staff to determine if a student is eligible for an automatic appeal approval based on professional judgment. Students who are not automatically approved will be notified that they are required to complete a traditional appeal. Students may re-appeal in cases of extenuating circumstances i.e. death of immediate family member with documentation, unanticipated serious illness of the student with documentation, or institutional error. SAP issues that occur due to high school concurrent courses will be given special consideration.
Students must attend all classes as required in each instructor's syllabus. Students who are reported as nonattending may be administratively withdrawn from classes.
Students dropped from federal aid eligibility must request reinstatement after the
SAP standard is reached. Students who do not maintain SAP and who are denied aid may file an appeal with the Financial Aid Office.