Why is “satisfactory academic progress” so important to students who receive federal financial aid for college? Because meeting certain academic standards helps ensure that they continue to receive that aid.
The Higher Education Act requires that all students who receive Title IV aid meet minimum standards of academic advancement. And the responsibility lies with schools to establish and monitor those standards.
USA Funds® University trainer Cheryl Foster-Hunt, who has more than 25 years of experience in financial aid, led a webcast last week on “Satisfactory Academic Progress” that provided an extensive overview of:
- How to establish and publish SAP policies and procedures, and to whom those policies and procedures apply.
- How often to measure SAP, and important basics for measuring students’ progress — both qualitatively and quantitatively.
- Additional SAP components to consider and how students’ progress relates to their eligibility for financial aid.
- Details relating to appeals and SAP, including the use of academic plans.
The webcast also included case studies that allowed participants to interpret and apply simulated SAP policies.
Miss the webcast? No problem.
Ensure that you have the knowledge you need to follow satisfactory academic progress regulations. View this webcast in the USA Funds University webcast archives, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you missed an event or want to view it a second time, you can access recordings and materials of webcasts that focus on a wide range of financial aid fundamentals — from basic to complex.
Summer webcasts continue through Aug. 28
Brush up on other financial aid topics — register for other USA Funds University summer webcasts targeted to financial aid professionals of varying levels of experience. View the complete schedule of remaining webcasts and register at www.usafundstraining.org.