The Department of Education requires you to meet academic standards to receive financial aid at Madison College. These academic standards are referred to as Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
SAP is evaluated at the end of each semester and is calculated using all credits attempted, regardless of whether financial aid was received. Madison College's policy is that if you have a missing or Incomplete ("I") grade when SAP is evaluated, they are calculated in SAP Standards as a grade of "F". If you fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), you are no longer eligible for financial aid.
The Financial Aid Office will automatically recalculate SAP for those who have final grades posted up through the second week of the following semester. Any status changes would be communicated to you. If a final grade is posted after the second week of the new semester, it is your responsibility to contact the Financial Aid Office.
Grade Point Average (GPA) - You must achieve and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Completion Percentage – You must complete at least 67% of the cumulative credits attempted.
Maximum Time Frame – You must complete your current program of study within a maximum time frame that cannot exceed 150% of the number of credits required to graduate.
For complete information on how these standards are calculated, visit the Calculate SAP Standards webpage.
At the end of each semester, SAP is evaluated and you will have one of the following statuses:
Meets SAP – You meet all of the SAP standards and remain eligible for financial aid.
Warning – You did not meet one or more of the SAP standards and your prior status was “Meets SAP”, you remain eligible for financial aid for one additional semester of enrollment. You will be notified of one of the following statuses in your student email:
Not Meet – You did not meet one or more of the SAP standards and your prior status was “Warning” or “Probation”. You are not eligible for financial aid until you complete the Reinstatement Request Process. You will be notified of one of the following statuses in your student email:
Probation – You had a status of “Not Meet”, filed an appeal and completed the Reinstatement Request Process. Your financial aid was reinstated on a conditional basis. You will be notified of one of the following statuses in your student email:
Prior academic year Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) documents:
Questions? Visit askMadisonCollege to view frequently asked Financial Aid questions, submit a Financial Aid Category question, access the Financial Aid Tutorials for step-by-step instructions on related processes, or contact Madison College Financial Aid at (608) 246-6170.