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Academic Progress Standards

Student Financial Services is required by federal regulation to monitor student progression toward completion of degree and certificate programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standard includes a quantitative (time-based) and qualitative (grade-based) measure of progress.

The quantitative measure states that the student must maintain a specific "earned credit" percentage rate of credits to remain eligible for financial aid. The qualitative measure requires maintaining a GPA that meets the minimum standard necessary to maintain Academic Good Standing according to Temple University policy (refer to the Undergraduate Academic Warning, Probation and Dismissal Policy below). Graduate students refer to your college for GPA requirements. Student Financial Services strongly advises that all students review the policies below:   

Academic records are reviewed at the end of fall, spring and the summer two session to determine current academic progress and future student aid eligibility. Students who have met the minimum percentage requirement each semester, and who are in good academic standing according to University policy (GPA requirement), and who have not exceeded the maximum time frame to complete their degree programs (see the SAP policy PDF link above), are considered to have maintained satisfactory academic progress and are eligible for financial aid for upcoming enrollment.

Students that have lost eligibility for financial aid, may submit a written appeal in order to regain financial aid eligibility. The SAP appeal will become available in the Forms section of this website once the eligibility reviews are completed. The SFS office will make every effort possible to process appeals received by the priority deadline so that we may notify student of the decision before the end of the semesters drop/add period (see Office of the University Registrar Academic Calendar for deadline date). However, please be aware that students may not receive a decision before the drop/add period. All students are financially responsible for semester charges regardless of financial aid eligibility.

The priority deadline for submitting a SAP appeals is always posted on the applicable aid year SAP appeal form. Appeals received after the final deadline will not be considered. Appeals incomplete will be automatically denied. All appeals will be considered by a committee and their decision is final.

Because of the short time period between the end of the spring semester and the start of the summer session(s), appeals for summer cannot be considered.