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Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Recipients

Section 484 of the Higher Education Act, as amended, requires that students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards to maintain eligibility for financial aid. Qualitative (grade) and quantitative (amount of courses completed) progress for purposes of the receipt of student financial assistance (grants, loans and work study) is evaluated every semester.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards

GPA Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
Percentage Students must successfully complete at least 67% of all credit courses attempted while enrolled at Moraine Park.
Maximum Time Frame Maximum time frame students may receive federal and state financial aid cannot exceed 150% of the number of credits required to earn a degree (see the calculator below).
Academic Students on academic suspension from the college are not eligible for financial aid.

Maximum Timeframe Calculator

All credits are considered even if financial aid was not received while attempting them. It does not matter if the credits were attempted in a different program. Maximum credits are limited to 150% of the credits required for the program of study in which currently enrolled.
Students seeking financial aid to help fund their program are limited as follows:

Please note, the credits required as listed above are based on the 2018-2019 catalog. If you started your program in an earlier school year, your required load may be different.
Students requiring more hours to complete their program of study may appeal for additional federal aid eligibility if there are extenuating circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions about SAP

Read the entire Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

Financial Consequences of Withdrawing or Not Passing Classes