Financial Aid & Scholarships
Satisfactory Academic Progress
To be eligible to continue to receive any Federal, State of Indiana, or IU Northwest financial aid, a student must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward an approved certificate or degree. The financial aid SAP standards may differ from requirements set forth by IU Northwest academic schools and departments. The measure of SAP must include all college course work attempted at IU Northwest and elsewhere. SAP is applied to all attempted courses that appear on the student academic transcript, whether or not financial aid was received for all attempted courses. SAP is monitored once a year, at the end of the spring semester. Students are expected to understand the SAP policy and comply with it.
To demonstrate SAP, students are expected to earn credit for at least 67 percent of the credits they attempt. Students are therefore not eligible to receive any further financial aid once they have attempted 150 percent of the credits that are needed to complete their particular academic program. In addition, undergraduate students must maintain a 2.00 cumulative grade point average and graduate students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
Students who fail to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy are considered not meeting SAP and are no longer eligible for financial aid. A student can appeal their SAP status through the Office of Retention Initatives. Students not meeting SAP will be sent an email informing them of the steps they need to take in order to submit a SAP appeal. Complete appeals must consist of the appeal form completed and signed by both academic advisor and student, along with all relevant documentation.