Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Federal regulations mandate that a student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in his/her course of study regardless of whether or not financial aid is awarded each semester.

To receive and to continue receiving financial aid, students must meet the following Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards:

  • Quantitative: Earn (pass) two-thirds of all credits attempted in every term (must equal at least 67% when you divide hours earned by hours attempted);
  • Qualitative: Maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA; and  
  • Maximum Time Frame: Have attempted fewer than 150% of the credits required for your declared program of study. (Federal regulations effective July 1, 2011 require all students to be evaluated to determine if they are on track to receive their intended credential before aid is lost due to Maximum Time Frame. This is called "pace progression.")

If at the end of any term, your financial aid is SUSPENDED due to not meeting these standards, you have the right to submit an appeal. For more information on our appeal process, please click here.

Please note: 

  • Students may only receive aid for a maximum of 30 credit hours as an undecided or pending major. Students attempting hours beyond 30 must declare an eligible major to be considered for financial aid eligibility and also continue to meet the above SAP standards.
  • Per federal regulations, students must complete developmental/remedial course work within a maximum of 30 hours.

 To view the KCTCS SAP Policy in its entirety, please click here.