In order to maintain your eligibility for both federal and state financial aid, you must demonstrate academic progress towards a degree program. We utilize both qualitative and quantitative measures to determine Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
When students accept financial aid, they also accept responsibility for making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). This progress is based on the number of credits students enroll in per semester, their term and cumulative grade point average(s) as well as the length of enrollment at Saint Martin's University in additional to any transfer courses accepted by the university.
Please read all this information carefully. You are responsible for understanding these requirements.
- Students applying for financial assistance must be in compliance with the SAP policies as a condition of initial or continuing eligibility.
- Financial aid will be denied to students who fail to maintain academic progress as defined by the SAP Policy (GPA, MTF, Credit Hours).
- At the end of each term, a review will be made to ensure compliance with the grade point average (GPA), maximum time frame limit, and minimum credit hour requirements of the policy.
- First-time or returning aid applicants who have previously attended Saint Martin's must also be in compliance with the policy even though aid has not been received during periods of prior attendance.
Withdrawing from all classes
Financial aid (Federal/State/Institutional/Private) is awarded to the student with the assumption that they will attend school for the entire term. When the student withdraws, they may no longer be eligible for the full amount of funds that were originally awarded.
If a student withdraws before completing 60% of the term, the amount of financial aid earned must be determined. All unearned federal aid must be returned (cancelled from the student's account). The student will be notified in writing if any federal aid must be returned and their total amount owed to the university.
The amount of unearned aid is determined by a daily prorated ratio. Once the student has completed more than 60% of the term, they are considered to have earned all of their federal assistance they were scheduled to receive.
If you are considering withdrawal from the University, please contact Student Financial Services prior to completing the withdrawal process.