Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Effective fall 2014:

  • A student who fails to complete at least one course with a passing grade during a single semester will automatically be Ineligible for Aid as of the subsequent term.
  • Also, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) now counts as attempted credit hours.

Federal and State regulations require that all financial aid recipients maintain specific academic standards called "Satisfactory Academic Progress" or SAP. Except for some private and institutional funds, all forms of financial aid (grants, loans, work-study and scholarships) are affected by this policy. These standards are applied to a student's entire academic history at Red Rocks Community College including periods when financial aid was not received.

Effective Spring of 2010:

  • the financial aid office will evaluate student academic progress at the end of each semester based on three criteria: Cumulative GPA, Cumulative Completion Rate (%) and Maximum Time Frame.

For further information regarding SAP, please review the SAP pamphlet and appeal form here.