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Protect Your Financial Aid

When students accept financial aid, they also accept responsibility for making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Federal and State regulations explicitly state that Washington State University must monitor Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). SAP is monitored through a qualitative component which considers academic achievement (i.e., grades) and a quantitative component which monitors credit hours as well as the number of terms that students have been enrolled.

Financial aid will be denied to students who fail to maintain progress under the SAP Policy. At the end of each term, a review is made of a student’s progress to ensure compliance with the grade point average, maximum time frame limits, and minimum credit hour requirements as set forth within the SAP Policy. It is important to note that all students are subject to the SAP Policy. Even if students have not been receiving financial aid in previous terms, they must be in compliance with the SAP Policy to receive aid in the future.

A summary of the SAP requirements can be found at the office of WSU Student Financial Services Satisfactory Academic Progress webpage.

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