Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) PDF

The Higher education Act of 1965, as amended, requires students to maintain satisfactory progress toward their degree in order to receive financial aid.

At Lawrence Technological University, these standards are established for students who are receiving or applying for financial aid from one or more of the various federal, state, or institutional grant, scholarship, work, or loan programs.

The Lawrence Technological University Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy for Financial Aid applies to all students who wish to establish or maintain financial aid eligibility. This policy applies separately to each degree program the student pursues, in its entirety, including semesters in which financial aid was not applied for or disbursed.

These standards require that students complete a specific number of credit hours each academic year and maintain the minimum GPA as defined by the standards. These are minimum standards that must be completed. Specific aid programs, college or department standards may vary and/or require more than these minimum standards.

The academic progress of financial aid recipients will be monitored a minimum of once each academic year. All terms, including Summer, are equal and used in the SAP calculation. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid for questions regarding the intent and interpretation of this policy.

Evaluation Process

The Office of Financial Aid will evaluate the progress of each student according to these standards on an annual basis, at the end of the Spring semester. Students will only be notified if they are not meeting satisfactory academic progress standards. Notifications will be sent via email to the student’s LTU email account as well as via the US Postal Service to the physical street address we have on file for the student.