Federal Aid Academic Requirements
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Requirements
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) determines whether you qualify for financial aid. SAP will be measured on the three metrics required by federal regulations. Students who do not meet the following requirements risk having their financial aid suspended.
Qualitative requirement: Cumulative Grade Point Average
A student must maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA when reached 48 or more cumulative attempted credits. Developmental credits and transferred credits are all included in the cumulative attempted credits.
Quantitative requirement: Cumulative Completion Rate
A student must successfully earned a minimum number of academic credits at the end of each semester. The minimum cumulative earned credits required is in proportion to the cumulative attempted credits for which they are enrolled each semester. Please follow the chart to see if you are in compliance with this requirement.
Maximum Time Frame
A student must declare an academic program and must be taking courses that apply to that degree or certificate.
A student must complete the declared academic program within 150% of the published length of the program in credit hours to maintain aid eligibility.
To determine maximum timeframe multiply the published credit hours needed to complete the program of study by 1.5 (150%). The result will determine how many attempted hours are allowed for the program to Meet SAP and be aid eligible. Once the maximum timeframe hours are reached, student is ineligible for financial aid.
Other than developmental courses, all credits appears on student’s records including transferred credit previously earned at another institution that are accepted by WCC will be counted toward the maximum timeframe at WCC. A student who changes academic programs will have all course credits taken under previous academic programs count towards the maximum timeframe of the new academic program.