Fresno Pacific University is required to establish standards for measuring Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for students to be eligible for Title IV aid in accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by Congress. Although the academic progress standards set by Student Financial Services are similar to those set by specific academic departments and/or university standards, the financial aid standards for SAP are not the same. A student must meet the requirements of the financial aid SAP policy to be eligible for federal, state and institutional financial aid assistance at Fresno Pacific. The information below will provide you with a general overview of the policy. For complete Satisfactory Academic Policy details, please review our complete SAP Policy.
SAP has 3 components you must meet in order to retain your eligibility for financial aid. You are held to this standard regardless of whether you have received financial aid in the past. The 3 categories are:
- Grade Point Average (Qualitative): You must meet the Fresno Pacific University minimum GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate/post baccalaureate, 2.5 for all Seminary programs, and 3.0 for all Graduate Programs in order to retain your eligibility. This is based on your Fresno Pacific GPA, not your overall GPA. If you have questions about how your GPA effects your attendance, please email Dustin Cabral at Dustin.Cabral@Fresno.edu.
- Completion Rate/PACE (Quantitative): You must complete at least 67% of all attempted coursework (including courses from the community college). Your pace is your earned hours/total attempted hours. For example, 67 earned hours/120 attempted hours = 55.8%.
- Maximum Timeframe: You have 150% of the published time it takes to receive your degree to complete it and remain eligible for financial aid. For example, a Bachelor's Degree requires 124 credit hours to complete, which means you would have a total of 186 hours to complete your degree before you are no longer eligible to receive financial aid.
Eligibility to enroll for classes does not mean that Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements have been met.