When you accept financial aid, you accept responsibility for making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). This progress is based on the number of credits you complete, your cumulative GPA, and the total number of credits you have attempted at WSU or at another institution.
- Please read all of this information carefully. You are responsible for understanding all of these requirements.
- Federal regulations stipulate that your academic progress be monitored even if you are not receiving federal student aid.
- Please note: Academic Reinstatement to the university is not the same as Reinstatement of Financial Aid. If you have been reinstated after academic dismissal due to Rule 39, may need to file a SAP Appeal in order to receive financial aid.
This summary is given as a convenience to you. We strongly suggest that you read the SAP Handbook to clearly understand the requirements mandated by state and federal regulations. Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns not addressed in this summary or the handbook.
What is SAP?
Federal and state financial aid regulations require that recipients of federal and state aid make satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their degree.
Therefore, as a WSU student aid recipient, in addition to meeting other financial aid eligibility criteria, you must be in good academic standing and making satisfactory progress in your degree program.
The SAP policy must be as strict as, or stricter, than the university’s academic progress policy. The SAP policy is reviewed on an annual basis and if policy changes are made, will then be updated and reflected on this page, the SAP Handbook, and any printed information our office distributes.
You will be notified via email if you have not made satisfactory academic progress. If you receive financial aid and are subsequently determined to be SAP Disqualified, your aid will be withdrawn; you will also be responsible for repaying the funds, unless a SAP Appeal is filed and approved.