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. A student must meet the requirements of the 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 above.
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 your GPA, please call your Academic Advisor.
- Completion Rate/PACE (Quantitative): You must complete at least 66.67% of all attempted coursework (including courses from the community college). Your pace is your earned units/total attempted units. For example, 67 earned units/120 attempted units = 55.8%.
- Maximum Timeframe: You have 150% of the published units it takes to receive your degree to complete it and remain eligible for financial aid. For example, a Bachelor's Degree requires 120 units to complete, which means you would have a total of 180 units 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.