Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards are measures schools use to ensure you are progressing toward earning your degree. To be eligible for financial aid you must be meeting the measures listed below;
All credit hours taken at CCD (as well as transfer credit hours from other institutions) are counted towards the determination of your SAP status, even if you were not receiving financial aid at the time the credits were attempted or if you had credits changed to administrative withdrawals.
SAP is reviewed at the end of every semester. If you are applying for financial aid, you must meet the SAP requirements even if you have not received financial aid in the past.
If you have attended CCD but are applying for financial aid for the first time, your SAP status will be evaluated before aid is awarded to you. All of your past attempted coursework at CCD and credits transferred to CCD will be included in the evaluation.
CCD's SAP Policy complies with both federal regulations as well as the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) SAP Policy.
All SAP requirements have been met and you are eligible to receive all types of financial aid (as available).
All SAP requirements have been met and you are eligible to receive all types of financial aid (as available). You have attempted between 110 - 150 percent of the total number of credits required to complete your degree/certificate, nearing the 150 percent credit limit.
All SAP requirements have been met and you are eligible to receive all types of financial aid (as available). The first semester of not meeting SAP requirements is a warning semester. You must meet overall SAP criteria by the end of the term to avoid becoming Ineligible for Aid.
You will be placed on SAP and will not be eligible to receive financial aid for one or more of the following reasons:
Forms of aid impacted by SAP:
I've received a negative SAP status and need to appeal so I can get financial aid. What should I do?
Financial aid awards do not always cover all charges. You are responsible for ensuring that your tuition bill gets paid. If you do not have enough financial aid and scholarships to cover your charges, then you are responsible for setting up a payment plan or dropping your classes.
You are welcome to verify with financial aid if a payment plan is necessary. You may set up a payment plan with the Cashier’s Office or online via your CCDConnect account. View payment options and details.
The appeal form is available here.
Appeals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the first day of the semester or financial aid awards may be canceled. You are responsible for either dropping your courses or making a payment arrangement.
If you have already been offered financial aid, you will want to meet these deadlines to avoid your financial aid being canceled.
Once we receive your appeal, the review committee makes appeal decisions on a case-by-case basis considering the following criteria:
If your appeal is approved, you will be notified via your CCD student email account and will then be placed on "probation" for the semester you are currently attending or the next semester you attend CCD.
If you are not currently meeting SAP standards but the Financial Aid Office has approved your SAP appeal, you are on "probation" and you are eligible to receive financial aid for your probationary term.
While on probation, your academic progress will be monitored and you must complete 100 percent of your attempted credits each semester, earning C grades or better in each class, until you reach "good standing." You will be notified through your CCD email of the conditions of your "probation."
If you fail to meet the conditions of your "probation," you may become ineligible for aid for the following term. You would have the right to submit a new SAP appeal for that semester. Be sure to only take classes required to earn your degree or certificate at all times. This is monitored closely during "probation" periods.
If your SAP appeal is denied, you may be required to complete a semester at CCD of at least half-time (six or more credits) while paying on your own, without the benefit of financial aid, including student loans. If you complete such a semester on your own, earning Cs or better in all attempted classes, you may appeal again to request to have your financial aid reinstated. Appeals are never guaranteed to be approved.
If your SAP appeal is denied and you have additional information to provide that was not included in the denied appeal, you have the right to appeal the denial decision once to a review committee. The review committee's decision is final and cannot be appealed. If your appeal is denied by the review committee as well, you will be expected to pay for a semester of at least 6 credits without the benefit of financial aid and complete 100 percent of your attempted credits, earning Cs or better in all classes, before another appeal will be considered on your behalf.