Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Statuses

Financial Aid Satisfactory Status

Student meets the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements as outlined under Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) information section.

Definitions of SAP Statuses

Satisfactory

The student is meeting minimum standards & is eligible for financial aid.

Warning

Student is beginning to fall below minimum standards & is given an alert for time to improve, but is still eligible for financial aid.

*Unsatisfactory

Student has fallen below minimum standards & is not eligible for financial aid.However, the student may appeal if there were circumstances that had an affect on their academic performance.

*Unsatisfactory Maximum Time Frame

Student is close to or has exceeded the maximum time for their program of study & is not eligible for financial aid

Probation 3

Once an appeal is approved, the student is placed on probation for three (3) semesters.
The student is eligible for financial aid as long as he/she earns at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA & minimum standard cumulative completion rate each semester of probation.

Probation 1

Once an appeal is approved, the student is placed on probation for one (1) final semester.
The  student is eligible for financial aid for a final semester.

Failed Probation

The student was in prior probation, but received less than a 2.25 cumulative GPA.
While in this status, the student is not eligible for financial aid or to appeal.

Denied and Max Time Denied

Once an appeal is not approved, the student is denied.  The student is not eligible for financial aid or to appeal again.

Detailed information about the SAP standards is accessible at https://bergen.edu/financial-aid/standards-of-satisfactory-academic-progress/