To receive financial aid, students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, or SAP for short. EWU’s SAP policy lists the academic standards that students must meet to be in good standing for financial aid. SAP is reviewed at the end of each term.
SAP standards include:
- minimum cumulative grade point average,
- minimum overall credit completion,
- minimum term credit completion,
- and maximum overall attempted credits.
If a student fails to meet one or more of these standards, they may go on suspension and have to submit an appeal.
Students who are required to complete a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal must include some type of documentation with their appeal that substantiates the reasons given for not being academically successful. The type of documentation to include can vary greatly and is specific to the student’s circumstances, but some examples are listed below. Acceptable documentation is not limited to what is listed here and students should include anything with their appeal that they believe justifies the reasons given and their plans for success in the future.