Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Financial Aid Recipients

Policy Details

When is SAP Determined?

What does my SAP Status mean?

How do you regain eligibility?

Petition – If extenuating circumstances during specific terms of enrollment caused you to not meet the SAP requirements, you may submit a SAP petition using the petition form that applies to your circumstances, and providing all required information.  SAP petition forms are available on the web or at your campus financial aid office.

Petition Requirements for GPA and/or Pace –  A petition for GPA and/or pace requires the SAPPG petition form with the following attached:

1. A typewritten personal statement (not written by someone else on your behalf), that explains:

Note: Extenuating circumstances include: personal injury or illness; family emergency; death of a close relative; or other exceptional circumstances.

2. Documentation must be attached that confirms your extenuating circumstance and the dates during which it occurred.

3. If your petition for GPA and/or pace is approved, an academic plan will be posted as a requirement in OASIS, which you must accept before your eligibility for financial aid will be finalized.

Petition Requirements for Maximum Time –  A petition for maximum time requires the SAPPET petition form with the following attached:

1. A typewritten personal statement (not written by someone else on your behalf), that explains:

Note: Extenuating circumstances include: personal injury or illness; family emergency; death of a close relative; or other exceptional circumstances.

2. Documentation must be attached to confirm each extenuating circumstance and the dates during which it occurred.

3. The completed academic plan, which is part of the petition form, must be signed by your USF academic advisor with the college/department stamp.

Petitions should be submitted within the first 2 weeks of classes. Although petitions received late are reviewed, your eligibility for some aid programs may be negatively impacted by a late petition.