Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Statuses

  • Financial Aid Satisfactory Status
  • Student meets the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements as outlined above in Section 2.1.
  • Financial Aid Warning Status – (Effective Fall of 2011)
  • Students, who fail to meet satisfactory academic progress requirements after their first semester of enrollment at Bergen Community College, will be placed on financial aid warning for the subsequent semester. To avoid having their aid suspended, students must resolve any and all deficiencies and meet minimum SAP requirements as outline in section 2.1 by the end of that semester. Warning status will not prevent the students from receiving financial aid for the term they are on warning. The warning semester is intended to inform students of potential academic problems that will result in loss of financial aid and provide time for corrective action.
  • Financial Aid Unsatisfactory Status
  • Students who fail to maintain minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress by the end of the Warning period will be placed on an Unsatisfactory Academic Progress status. Student’s TIV and or state aid will be cancelled immediately for subsequent terms of attendance. Students will be notified of their SAP status and will be allowed the option to submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal to the Financial Aid Office if there were extenuating circumstances that prevented the student from maintaining minimum SAP standards as outline in section 2.9 of this policy.
  • Financial Aid Probation Status
  • Students may be placed on Financial Aid Probation Status AFTER an appeal is approved. If placed on probation, student’s aid will be reinstated contingent upon submission of an Academic Plan. Students on Probation must adhere to the Academic Plan each term or meet all three requirements of SAP as indicated in section 2.10.
  • Financial Aid Denial/Suspension Status
  • Students who fail to meet satisfactory academic requirements by the end of the probation period will be placed in a denial/suspension status and will not be eligible to receive financial aid for subsequent terms. Students will be responsible for full tuition and fees for subsequent semester(s) of attendance and will not be allowed to appeal for subsequent terms until student demonstrate progress and have maintained minimum SAP standards.
  • Unable to Calculate
  • The unable to calculate SAP status is the ‘default’ status assigned to students who have graduated and are ran through the SAP process OR have are not enrolled in an academic program. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the office of financial aid of any changes in their program and or grade completion.