Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards
Financial aid satisfactory academic standards must meet the criteria set by Title IV Regulations, published in 668.16(e), 668.32(f), and 668.34 of the Federal Register.
In accordance with federal regulations, financial aid recipients are required to meet SAP requirements. SAP standards provide qualitative, quantitative, and incremental (time frame) standards by which the college can determine that students receiving federal financial aid funds are maintaining the satisfactory academic progress required for their course of study. To be eligible for financial aid, federal regulations require that a student be a "regular student enrolled in an eligible program." Students receiving financial aid must be enrolled in a course of study leading to an associate degree, a financial aid eligible certificate program, and/or a transfer program to a four-year college or university. Failure to maintain SAP standards will result in the loss of financial eligibility. The Citrus College Financial Aid Department reviews SAP at the end of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. SAP includes periods of enrollment in which the student did not receive student financial aid funds.