What is Satisfactory Academic Progress?

Understanding Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

  • Your cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 after 4 semesters of enrollment.
  • You must earn at least 66.67% of the credits you attempt. Each semester, the total number of credits you have attempted will be compared to the total number of credits you have earned. Grades that will be considered attempted credits, but not successfully completed, include Incomplete (I), Failed (F), Withdrawn (W) and No Grade Received (X).
  • You are eligible to receive financial aid for 150% of the published degree credits required to complete your program. For example, if your undergraduate degree program requires 120 degree credits, you are eligible to receive financial aid for up to 180 attempted credits.
  • If a student is not making Satisfactory Academic Progress, they will be granted one financial aid warning semester. The student will be notified via email concerning this status and will have one semester during which they can continue to receive federal financial aid, to regain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Students found to be ineligible for financial aid, will be advised of their right to appeal and given clear instructions concerning the criteria and documentation for an appeal.  
  • If an appeal is approved, one semester of financial aid probation will be granted. Probationary Students are eligible to receive federal financial aid for one semester.
  • Please contact the Student Financial Services Center at sfscenter@loyno.edu or 504-865-3333 if/when you receive a SAP notification.

Here's our SAP calculator

Understanding the Completion Percentage Requirement of SAP

Example Cumulative Units Completed Completion Percentage Cumulative Units Attempted Meets SAP?
Student A 67 100 67% Yes
Student B 60 100 60% No