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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 2021 or Fall 2021, you need to contact Counseling and Resource Center via email at QCTIVTAPAPPEAL@qc.cuny.edu.
 
 
Undergraduates who wish to apply for a waiver should email the Counseling and Resource Center at QCTIVTAPAPPEAL@qc.cuny.edu​.
 
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 2021 term. A determination of eligibility will be made at that time. If the standards are met, eligibility is regained for the Spring 2022 semester.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


 

 Office Information

 

 
Location:  Virtual
 
(Make sure to include your CUNYfirst id # when sending an email)  ​

 
The QC Hub/Office of Financial Aid Services uses email and LiveChat as our official methods 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 QChub@qc.cuny.edu being sent to spam folders.​

*Attention*

Due to current circumstances and in efforts to protect the health and safety of our community, the QC Hub will be virtual until the foreseeable future.​ 

 
Summer Office Hours:

 
​Monday-Wednesday ​Virtual​
​9am-5:00pm
​Thursday ​Virtual ​9am-1:00pm
​Friday - Sunday ​Closed

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


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