Federal financial aid regulations require you to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA and progress at a pace to ensure that you achieve your degree within the maximum timeframe permitted, as measured in credit hours. Temple University's SAP policy is intended to assist you in reaching graduation within the timeframe.
Effective Fall 2023 and forward:
You must maintain SAP to remain eligible for financial aid. To ensure financial aid recipients are making Satisfactory Academic Progress, Student Financial Services will review GPA, Pace, and Program Length at the end of each academic term (Fall, Spring, Ssmmer I, Summer II). We review all terms for all students, even if you did not receive financial aid in that semester. You will be assigned a SAP Status based on your progress that you can view on Self-Service Banner within TUPortal, under the Financial Aid tab. You must meet both the GPA and Pace requirements to retain your financial aid eligibility.
As an undergraduate student, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Graduate students should refer to their college for the GPA requirements. Grades of A, B, C, D, and F (including +/- variations) affect your GPA. Grades of W, WE, I, NC, and MG do not affect GPA.
You must successfully earn at least 67% of your attempted credits to maintain Pace. 'Attempted credits' are defined as credits you registered for, and remain registered for beyond the add/drop period for your academic term. Course outcomes of F, W, WE, I, NC, and MG all affect your pace.
MAXIMUM TIME FRAME
You must complete your program within 150% of the allotted credits, including all transfer credits and credits not associated with your degree but earned.
Students who do not meet their GPA, Pace, and/or Program Length are able to submit a SAP or Maximum Time Frame Appeal via the SFS Dashboard - see below for more information. A full explanation of the policy, including the statuses, is linked below.
Prior to Fall 2023 (including Summer 2023):
Students are required to meet the 67% threshold as well as the 150% program length. Temple University's Academic Standing Policy governs financial aid eligibility when not meeting the required GPA. Students on Academic Recovery are not eligible for financial aid during their first term (i.e., payment period) as a recovery student.
Full SAP Policy (as of Fall 2023)
SAP Medical Provider Form
Financial Aid Graduation Form (FAMAX)
Financial Aid Plan (FAPLAN)