Financial AidSatisfactory Academic Progress Update Presented By: Dena Guzman-Torres, Assistant Director
New for 2011-2012• Based on new federal regulation changes, UNT will monitor Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at the end of each term instead of on a yearly basis. • This is a result of the Higher Education Act and the final rules that were passed in Fall 2010• SAP will be monitored in the Summer.
SAP Terms• Pace of Progression • The rate at which a student is progressing toward the completion of a degree, certificate or certification.• Meets SAP • A status assigned to a student in good standing and meeting all SAP requirements.• Warning • A status assigned to a student who failed to meet SAP requirements (qualitative and/or pace of progression). A student will still be allowed to receive financial aid during a warning status.
SAP Terms• Not Meets SAP • A status assigned to a student who is not meeting SAP requirements (qualitative, pace of progression and/or maximum hours). Students are not eligible for financial aid with this status.• Appeal • The process for a student who failed to meet SAP requirements to petition the school for a reconsideration of financial aid.• Financial Aid Probation • A status assigned to a student who failed to maintain SAP but who successfully appeals, permitting the student to receive financial aid for a specified amount of time.
Spring 2012 Students at Risk• 2640 Enrolled Spring Students at FA SAP warning • 2420 Total Undergraduate Students • 220 Total Graduate Students
Spring 2012 FA SAP Warning Students Per College
Reason for Warning Status 2640 Total Students at Spring 2012 Warning
Communication to Students• Students can check their SAP status on myUNT• Warning students receive email/message center/phone call/text (if available) at the start of the term. • Additional communication to warning students is sent middle of term as a reminder.
Student View on myUNT• Students can check their FA SAP status by clicking on the Academic Progress (SAP) link Student clicks here
Student View Continued• Student clicks on the Aid Year • FA SAP information is displayed informing students of their FA SAP progress status
New for 2012-2013• Undergraduates - The minimum cumulative UNT GPA is 1.8 in the first term of enrollment, 2.0 for all subsequent semesters.• Graduates - The minimum cumulative UNT GPA is 2.67 in the first term of enrollment, 3.0 for all subsequent semesters.