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SAP - Satisfactory Academic Progress for Federal Grant and Loan Programs

 

You must be making satisfactory academic progress towards 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
108
117

 

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 meet SAP by the end of summer 2014, you need to inform Counseling Services, Frese Hall, first floor.
 
Undergraduates who wish to apply for a waiver may go to either the One Stop Service Center in the Dining Hall, Room 128, or 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 or by October 10, 2014 (whichever date is earlier).
 
Graduate students should contact Mario Caruso, Director of Graduate Admissions, Jefferson Hall 105, by email at Mario.Caruso@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 2014 term. A determination of eligibility will be made at that time. If the standards are met, eligibility is regained for the following spring 2015 semester.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 Office Information

 
Phone: 718-997-5102
 
Fax: 718-997-5122 
 

Assistance with the aid process is available in the One Stop Service Center in the Dining Hall. For more on the One Stop, visit www.qc.cuny.edu/onestop.

College Codes
FAFSA College Code - 002690
TAP College Code - 1416

ECSI College Code - F5





NEWS
  • Please note that the Financial Aid tab on CUNYfirst is active for Queens College students for Summer 2014 and following.
  • File all aid applications now with our college code and be sure to complete your CUNYfirst financial aid To Do List early.

 

 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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