Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the policy that outlines minimum requirements students must meet in order to remain eligible for federal and selected state financial aid (i.e. federal loans, grants, etc.).
While a student may be academically qualified to take courses, this does not guarantee he/she is eligible for financial aid. SAP has requirements beyond Southeast's academic standing policy. We invite you to review our Satisfactory Academic Progress Page at www.semo.edu/sap.
Federal regulations require every Title IV institution to have a policy establishing standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress, for students who receive financial aid.Do not risk losing your financial aid eligibility because you do not know the SAP policy.
SAP is evaluated at the end of each semester including summer. Three criteria are used:
Grade Point Average - GPA
Completion Rate - PACE
If you are not meeting the minimum requirements once grades are posted, you will be given a warning semester. An email notification will be sent to you regarding the warning. The notice will inform you that you have until the end of the following semester to meet the minimum standards. If you are not meeting satisfactory academic progress standards by that time, you will be ineligible for any future financial aid. You will be sent a warning notice and a financial aid hold will be placed on your account.
You will not be eligible for any future financial aid until you are again making satisfactory academic progress at Southeast Missouri State University or you submit a successful appeal. To reestablish satisfactory academic progress, you will need to attend Southeast at your own expense and make up deficiencies. If you feel you have mitigating circumstances, you may submit a personal letter of appeal using the Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form found on the Student Financial Services website (Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form) stating the reason(s) why you have not met the minimum requirements and any supporting documentation. All appeals will be reviewed by a committee.
The full policy can be found online or a paper copy is available upon request. www.semo.edu/sap.
For more information contact Student Financial Services at firstname.lastname@example.org, (573) 651-2253 or visit Academic Hall Rm. 019.