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SAP - Satisfactory Academic Progress for Federal Grant and Loan Programs

 

You must be making satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of a degree in order to remain eligible for federal financial aid at Queens College. Here are the specifics for undergraduate and graduate students.

 

Undergraduate Students
 

To receive Title IV student financial assistance, undergraduates must meet the standards specified below. 

 

A.         Minimum GPA – achieve at least the GPA required to meet the college’s minimum retention standard; if enrolled in a program of more than two years, achieve at least a “C” average, or its equivalent, at the end of the second academic year, or have an academic standing consistent with the requirements for graduation.​

 

 

Credits Attempted
Minimum GPA
.5 – 12
1.50
13-24
1.75
25 - upward
2.00

 

 

B.         Maximum Time Frame – may not attempt more than 150 percent of the credits normally required for completion of the degree. 


 


 

C.          Pace of Progression – for baccalaureate programs, accumulated (or earned) credits must be equal to or greater than a certain percentage of the total credits attempted according to the following:

           

 

Attempted Credits
15
30
45
60
75
90
105
120
135
150
165
180
Earned Credits
0
5
16
27
42
50
63
72
84
95
110
120

 

All undergraduate students (whether or not they are aid recipients) will be measured against each of the three satisfactory academic progress (SAP) components at the end of the spring term to determine eligibility for receipt of Title IV student financial assistance in the upcoming year.
 

Graduate Students

 
To receive Title IV federal student assistance, graduate students must meet the standards specified below. 
 
A.          Minimum GPA – maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better, or have an academic standing consistent with the requirements for graduation.
 
B.          Maximum Time Frame – may not attempt more than 150 percent of the credits normally required for completion of the degree.
 
C.          Pace of Progression – must accumulate credits toward the degree greater than or equal to two-thirds the cumulative credits attempted at the institution.
 
All graduate students will be measured against each of the three satisfactory academic progress (SAP) components at the end of the spring term to determine eligibility for receipt of Title IV student financial assistance in the upcoming year.

 

Appeal Process

 
Any student who has lost federal SAP eligibility is allowed to appeal his/her statusA waiver of the requirements may be granted if your failure to make satisfactory progress is due to an unusual or extraordinary situation, such as a serious illness or a death in your immediate family. If you met SAP by the end of summer 2017, you need to inform Counseling Services, Frese Hall, first floor.
 
 
Undergraduates who wish to apply for a waiver may go to the Counseling and Resource Center, Frese Hall, first floor, as soon as possible to pick up a waiver-appeal packet. The completed packet must be submitted to the Counseling and Resource Center within a month of receiving this notice.
 
Graduate students should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions via email at GraduateAdmissions@qc.cuny.edu.
 
 
Students who choose to remain enrolled without receipt of federal financial aid may request a review of their academic records after the Fall 2017 term. A determination of eligibility will be made at that time. If the standards are met, eligibility is regained for the Spring 2018 semester.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


 

 Office Information

 

Effective Monday, April 16th, the Office of Financial Aid Services will be relocating to the Registrar's Office located on the first floor of Jefferson Hall.

Office Hours:
Mondays - Thursdays: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Location:  flirst floor of Jefferson Hall
Phone: 718-997-5102
Fax: 718-997-5122 





The Office of Financial Aid Services uses email as our official method of communication.  In order to assure that you receive all communications related to your application, please make sure the e-mail address that you provided on your application is correct.  Please add Queens College to your address book to avoid e-mails from financialaid@qc.cuny.edu being sent to spam folders.
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College Codes
FAFSA College Code - 002690
TAP College Code - 1416


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  • 2018-2019 - Important Dates & Deadlines
    • ​​Students who need to submit additional documentation for their 2018-2019 financial aid, we will begin to accept documentation starting Monday, April 23rd.
    • The Excelsior Scholarship application for 2018-2019 is available from 9:00 am, March 26, 2018 til 11:59 pm, July 23, 2018.

 
  • Spring 2018 - Important Dates & Deadlines
    • The Excelsior Scholarship application for the Spring 2018 semester was December 4th, 2017​.  If you first received the award in the fall term of the current academic year, no additional action is needed for the spring term.  
    • The last day to add courses was February 2, 2018. Your registration as of February 2nd will be used to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility for the semester (grants, loans and work-study).
    • February 16, 2018, was the last day to declare a major for TAP/APTS eligibility for Spring 2018.
    • March 2, 2018, is the last day to apply for APTS.
    • May 4, 2018is the last day to apply for a direct loan.
 
  • Fall 2017 - Important Dates & Deadlines
    • Th​e last day to add courses is August 31, 2017Your registration as of August 31st will be used to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility for the semester (grants, l​o​ans, and work-study).
    • September 14thwas the Last day to declare a major for TAP/APTS eligibility for Fall 2017.
    • September 29th, was the last day to apply for APTS.
    • December 8th, was the last day to apply for a Fall only loan.

 

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 Applying for Financial Aid

 
 

 Useful Telephone Numbers

 

FAFSA Application Status 1-800-433-3243


FAFSA Technical Assistance 1-800-433-3243
NYS TAP Processing/Status 1-888-697-4372
Direct Loan Inquiries 1-800-848-0979
Selective Service 1-847-688-6888
Internal Revenue Service 1-800-829-1040
TuitionPay Payment Plan 1-800-635-0120

 

 

 
 
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