Procedure:  Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements (Federal Financial Aid)
Associated Policy:  Federal Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress
Responsible Unit: Student Affairs
Category: Financial Aid Office of Origin:  Enrollment Management - Financial Aid Policy Contact by Title: Director of Business Services
Created Date: 7.1.2011 Effective Date:  7.1.2011 Revised Date(s): 5.1.2014; 1.6.2020
Eligibility: To be eligible for financial aid at TCCNHS, students must meet all three (3) criteria defined below to qualify for the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirement.
GPA Requirement: Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher each academic semester or session to meet SAP progress requirements.
Credit Completion Requirement (CCR): A student must earn hours equal to at least 67% of the total cumulative hours attempted for after each academic semester in which they are enrolled with grades of “A,” “B,” “C” to remain in good SAP standing. Example: John takes 16 credit hours and fails two courses. Course #1 is a 3-credit hour course, and course #2 is a 1-credit hour course. John would satisfy this component of the satisfactory academic progress requirement because he has earned 12 of 16 credits or 75% of hours attempted (12 ÷ 16 = 75).
Maximum Time Limit or Time to Degree: Students must complete their programs of study before they have attempted more than 150% of the published required credit hours for the degree program. This equates to 150% of the total number of credit hours. Students that exceed 150% of the hours attempted will not be eligible for financial aid.

Example One:  71 credit hours are required to obtain the Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing.  in this case, 71 total credit hours X 1.50 or 150% = 106.5 hours.
Example Two:  Allen is enrolled at The Christ College for 3 years.  Some semesters he has gone full-time (12-19 hours) while others he has dropped below full-time status.  After applying for permission to go beyond three years, in the fall semester of his fourth year, Allen will reach 112 hours.  Because he has exceeded the allowable limit (106.5 hours), Allen will no longer receive financial aid at The Christ College.