Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP) is the term used to define successful completion of coursework to remain eligible for federal, state and institutional financial aid. NJIT is required by federal and state regulations and institutional policy to determine whether a student is meeting SAP requirements. SAP evaluation occurs once a year at the end of the spring semester. To view NJIT's SAP policy click here .

A student who meets the following standards is in good standing with SAP and is eligible to receive financial aid. 

Undergraduate students criteria:

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Pass 67% of attempted credits (transfer credits included)
  • Maximum timeframe cannot exceed 150% of the published length of the program

Graduate students criteria:

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Pass 67% of attempted credits (transfer credits included)
  • Maximum timeframe cannot exceed 150% of the published length of the program

 

Students Who Will Reach or Exceed Timeframe by The Next Payment Period

Students who are close to reaching or exceeding the maximum program timeframe (150% of their program published length) by the next payment period cannot receive aid. The below threshold is used to determine if the student will reach or exceed their maximum timeframe by the next payment period and if the student does not pass this measurement they will be required to appeal:

Undergraduate students timeframe threshold – 24 credits within the maximum program timeframe (150% of their program length).

For example:

Program credits required: 120

150% Maximum Credits Allowed: 120 x 1.5 = 180 credits

Student’s cumulative attempted credits (included transfer credits) = 156

Passing timeframe measurement? No, because the student is within 24 credits of their maximum timeframe (180 credits) and will reach or exceed  their timeframe by the next payment period

Graduate students timeframe threshold – 18 credits within the maximum program timeframe (150% of their program length).

For example:

Program credits required: 30

150% Maximum Credits Allowed: 30 x 1.5 = 45 credits

Student’s cumulative attempted credits (included transfer credits) = 28

Passing timeframe measurement? No, because the student is within 18 credits of their maximum timeframe (45 credits) and will reach or exceed their timeframe by the next payment period

Financial Aid Probation:

Financial Aid Probation status is assigned to a student who fails to make SAP and has successfully appealed. A student who is placed on Financial Aid Probation may receive financial aid for one payment period during probation. During Financial Aid Probation, a student may be required to meet certain terms and conditions as designated in the Academic Plan.  An Academic Plan cannot exceed no more than two payment periods.  At the conclusion of the SAP Academic Probation payment period, the student must either meet the SAP standards or fulfill the requirements specified in the Financial Aid Academic Plan to continue to receive aid.

RELATED FORMS 

Undergraduate Students - Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Graduate Students - Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

SALT Courses Flyer

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form


STUDENT RESOURCES