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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 2019, 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 2019 term. A determination of eligibility will be made at that time. If the standards are met, eligibility is regained for the Spring 2020 semester.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


 

 Office Information

 

 
Location:  128 Dining Hall
Phone: 718-997-5102
Fax: 718-997-5122 
(Make sure to include your CUNYfirst id #when sending an email)  ​

 
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.​

 

 
Office Location & Hours:

 
Monday ​Appointments Only 9am-6pm
​Tuesd​ay ​Appointments Only
9am-6pm*
​Wednesday ​Appointments​ Only 9am-6pm*
Thursday Walk - In 9am-6pm
Friday ​Walk - In ​9am-12pm

*Please note: On October 8 & October 9 there are no classes scheduled, the QC Hub will be open from 9am - 12pm.​
 
 
Make sure to have your photo ID and if you are visiting us on an appointment day, please be sure to have your confirmation email at hand when you check in.
 
 

 
 

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


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  • 2019-2020 - Important Dates & Deadlines
    • The last day to apply for APTS (Aid for Part-time Studies) is Monday, September 30, 2019.  You must have submitted your TAP application for 2019-2020 and fill out the supplement form on your Student Service Center in CUNYfirst.
    • September 16, 2019 is the last day to declare a major for TAP/APTS eligibility for Fall 2019.
    • The last day to add courses was September 2, 2019. Your registration as of September 2nd will be used to determine your financial aid eligibility for the semester (grants, loans and work-study).​
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  • Spring 2019 - Important Dates & Deadlines
    • The last day to apply for a direct loan for 2018-2019 is Tuesday, April 30th.
    • The Excelsior Scholarship application for the Spring 2019 semester was Monday, January 14th.  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 Thursday, January 31, 2019. Your registration as of January 31st will be used to determine your maximum financial aid eligibility for the semester (grants, loans and work-study).​​
    • February 14, 2019 was the last day to declare a major for TAP/APTS eligibility for Spring 2019.
    • The last day to apply for APTS (Aid for Part-time Studies) was Monday, February 18, 2019.  You must have submitted your TAP application for 2018-2019 and filled out the supplement form on your Student Service Center in CUNYfirst.
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     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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