Determining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Satisfactory Academic Progress will be determined for all applicants prior to being awarded financial aid. SAP will be based on all previous academic history at TBCC regardless of whether or not financial aid was received. Satisfactory Academic Progress will be reviewed at the end of each term.
Successfully completed classes have the following grades: A, B, C, D and P (pass). Classes are considered attempted but not completed if they have the following grades: F, NP (no pass), W (withdraw) and I (incomplete).
A student may receive financial aid for a repeated class under these conditions:
Transfer credits and non traditional credits (including AP, CLEP,IB and Military) taken at another institution that are officially accepted towards and student's degree or certificate will not be used in calculating Financial Aid SAP, but will count towards the 150% time frame credit limit.
Maximum Time Frame Limit
Maximum Time Frame Eligibility Federal regulations require that students complete their degree or certificate within 150% of the credits required for their program of study. For example, if an associate degree requires 90 credits, a student must complete the degree within 135 attempted credits. All attempted credits are counted in the maximum time frame (even if financial aid is not received or there are extenuating circumstances for not completing those credits.) including:
Note: Up to 24 credits of Developmental Education (less than 100 level) will be excluded when calculating maximum time frame eligibility.
Students may request financial aid reinstatement by completing a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal form. Students will receive notification via TBCC email within 2-4 weeks of appeal submission with one of the following results:
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