Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Federal and State regulations require that students seeking financial aid
must demonstrate Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward a published
degree objective and ensure progress toward the degree for all periods of
enrollment whether or not the student has received financial aid. There is a
minimum unit and a maximum unit requirement. Students are responsible to
submit official transcripts for all previously attempted coursework to
FINANCIAL AID SATISFACTORY STATUS
Once you have attempted any units, (regardless of receiving financial aid or
not), you are required to: (1) Complete 67% of *attempted units each
semester, (2) Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA; and complete your
education program within a 150% of the minimum required units for the
program to meet the standards required to maintain Satisfactory Status for
financial aid eligibility.
FINANCIAL AID WARNING
A financial aid warning allows for a student to maintain financial aid
eligibility for the next semester after failing to meet Satisfactory
Academic Progress (SAP) standards. A student who does not meet SAP after a
warning period is no longer eligible. Warning does not apply to maximum unit
timeframe. Some students will be automatically terminated based on previous
MAXIMUM UNIT TIMEFRAME
At PVC, 60 units is the maximum for most programs. Exceptions to this
maximum may be considered by petitioning if one or more of the following
A. Up to 30 units for remedial (non-degree applicable) coursework.
B. ESL courses necessary to prepare a student for college level coursework.
Attempted and Completed Units
A. Attempted units are any units for which a grade of A, B, C, D, F, P, NP,
CR, NC, I, IP or W is received after the last day to drop a class without a
“W” grade. (Refer to your class schedule for specific dates)
B. Completed units are earned units with a grade of A, B, C, D, P or CR.
Repeated, Audited, Transfer, Consortium or Remedial Coursework
A. Financial Aid may be awarded for the cost of courses previously taken if
the course is being taken to improve a sub-standard grade of D, F, NP or NC
and any one class that was previously passed. Repeated units will count
toward the 150% maximum units allowed.
B. All transfer courses from accredited institutions will be considered
toward academic progress.
C. Courses funded through a consortium agreement are included in determining
academic progress and attempted units.
D. Up to 30 semester units of remedial courses will be accepted in
FINANCIAL AID REINSTATEMENT
If your eligibility is terminated, you must meet the following requirements
in order to re-qualify for the following semester:
l. Enroll in at least six units and
2 Complete 67% of your attempted units
3 Achieve a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
Reinstatement is not retroactive, and you will not receive aid for any
semester that you are ineligible.
Petitions must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office with appropriate
documentation or they will be returned to the student unprocessed.
Appeals for reinstatement are granted only if extraordinary circumstances
beyond your control and for which you could not plan are documented. Also,
there must be evidence you will make satisfactory progress in the future.
You will be advised by mail or email of your results. If the appeal is
approved you will be placed on “Probation” status for a specific period of
FINANCIAL AID PROBATION
A financial aid probation period allows a student, who does not meet SAP but
has successfully petitioned, to continue to receive aid.
An educational plan is required for a student on probation. The educational
plan must be developed to ensure that a student will meet SAP.