FINANCIAL AID SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
The UTB and TSC Financial Aid Office monitors academic progress at the conclusion of each payment period (Fall, Spring and Summer) to identify enrolled students who are not meeting federally mandated academic standards. The Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FA SAP) evaluation is based on the following measures:
- Grade Point Average
- Completion Rate
- Timeframe to Complete Academic Program
Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress include all credits for which a student is registered for on the official record date (according to the published Academic Calendar) during any period of credit-hour enrollment offered at UTB and TSC, including mini sessions and summer terms, and all accepted transfer credits, even for courses taken during periods when the student was not receiving financial aid and periods of dual enrollment. Earned hours are those credits for which a student receives a passing grade (according to Grade Standards published in the Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog).
Courses with grades of A, B, C, D, P, S and CR are considered as attempted and earned credit hours. Courses with grades of F, G, U, W, WC, WF, WM, WP, WS, NR, DF, DP and DR are considered as credit hours attempted, but not earned. Incomplete courses (with grade of I) are considered as attempted hours until a final grade is posted. Students are required to request a re-evaluation after successful completion of an incomplete course. Repeated course hours (designated as R) are included as attempted hours, but excluded from earned hours, regardless of course grade. Withdrawn courses are considered attempted credits, but are excluded from earned credits, regardless of reason for withdrawal.