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Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is the term used to define successful completion of coursework to maintain eligibility for student financial aid. Federal and state regulations require the Financial Aid Office to establish, publish and apply standards to monitor students' progress towards completion of their degree or diploma program.

Students must comply with the SAP policy to continue to qualify for financial aid at Cabarrus College. This policy meets the minimum statutory and regulatory federal requirements for qualitative and quantitative measures.

For diploma students at the end of each semester and for degree students once each academic year at the end of spring semester. For students who have been approved for a change of major, progress is measured before they begin classes in their new program. Students who withdraw or take a curriculum leave of absence will have satisfactory academic progress measured upon their return and before re-enrolling. The financial aid director will review the performance of students and determine their eligibility to continue to receive aid based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria.

Students who do not meet both qualitative and quantitative measures will not be eligible for financial aid until they are able to re-establish satisfactory academic progress or their appeal is approved.

More information on the qualitative and quantitative measures and appeals can be found in the college catalog.