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Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal regulations require that Indiana University Kokomo establish a policy to monitor the academic progress of students who apply for and/or receive financial assistance. A student must be admitted to the university and enrolled in a degree-seeking program to be eligible for assistance. The Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards listed below apply to all aid applicants at Indiana University Kokomo whether or not aid was received for prior coursework. In addition all students, whether receiving aid or not, must meet Indiana University Kokomo academic standards.

The SAP deadline for fall 2017 is September 10th, any appeal submitted after that date will be considered for spring 2018.

Requirements

How often is progress checked?

Your progress at Indiana University Kokomo will be checked when you apply for aid, submit a FAFSA, or after spring grades from the prior year are recorded, whichever is later.

What are the requirements

Recipients of federal financial assistance are expected to attend classes throughout the term. Repayment of federal aid already received may be required if it is determined that the student stopped attending classes but did not officially withdraw from the University. To remain eligible for financial assistance, a student must demonstrate satisfactory progress toward completion of their degree according to the following standards:

  • A program grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better, or the GPA required for your degree, if it is higher.
  • Successfully complete 67% of total attempted coursework.
  • Complete their degrees in no more than 150% of the published credit hours requirement, appeal/monitoring begins at 150 hrs or 130% of the number of hours required for your degree.

 Attempted coursework includes courses that are repeated or X'ed. Courses dropped at the beginning of the term where no W grade is assigned (generally the first week of the course), are not counted as attempted courses. Attempted coursework also includes all accepted transfer credit hours. Grades of W, F, FN, FNN, FX, DX, CX, NC, and I (Incomplete) are not considered successful completion of a course.

Undergraduates seeking a second bachelor's degree will be evaluated by the same standards as other undergraduate students.

Requirements for Graduates

  • Program grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better or the GPA required for your degree if higher than 3.0.
  • Successfully complete 67% of total attempted coursework.
  • Complete their degrees having attempted no more than 150% of the published credit hours requirement, appeal/monitoring begins at 130% of the number of hours required for your degree.

Attempted coursework includes courses that are repeated or X'ed. Courses dropped at the beginning of the term where no W grade is assigned (generally the first week of the course), are not counted as attempted courses. Attempted coursework includes all accepted transfer credit hours. Grades of W, F, FN, FNN, FX,DX, CX, NC and I (Incomplete) are not considered successful completion of a course.

Requirements for Preparatory Coursework

Students who have received a bachelor's degree and are taking preparatory coursework in order to gain admission to an IU Kokomo graduate program are permitted, if approved, to receive loans at the undergraduate level for up to a twelve month period.

Such students must list all the classes they will be taking over the next twelve month period as pre-requisites for admission to their IU Kokomo graduate program of choice. The IU Kokomo graduate program that the student wishes to enter must affirm that once the preparatory coursework is successfully completed, the student will, in fact, be admitted to the program. Please note that this is for coursework that must be completed prior to admission, not coursework to raise a GPA for admission purposes.

FAQs

What happens if I repeat a course?

All attempts for a course count for completion rate monitoring as well as maximum timeframe.

What happens if I fail to meet the SAP requirements

A notice will be posted to your One account concerning your academic progress status. Your financial aid will be terminated until you meet SAP standards or have an appeal approved by the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Committee.

What if I have extenuating circumstances?

Inability to attend classes due to lack of financial aid is not an extenuating circumstance. Students who fail to meet these standards and have mitigating circumstances may appeal to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid by completing the appropriate Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal form online. The form may also be picked up at the Financial Aid Office.

Appeals Process

The Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Committee reviews each appeal to determine student eligibility for continued financial aid. The Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Committee reviews formal appeals within 30 business days of receipt. No deferments of Indiana University Kokomo charges will be granted during the review timeframe. If your appeal is approved, you will be placed on a contract to monitor your progress and compliance with the terms of your approval. Your course selection, completion and grade performance will be monitored to make sure that you are compliant with your contract on a semester by semester basis.

Failure to make SAP

Students who fail to make SAP and who have an appeal denied can regain eligibility by meeting the criteria established above. However a student cannot regain eligibility simply by being out of school for a set amount of time or by paying for a set number of classes out-of-pocket. Parents of students who are denied financial assistance by failing to meet these academic standards are not eligible for a Parent PLUS Loan.

   *   Transfer credits accepted after SAP evaluation may impact your eligibility. SAP will be reevaluated only upon student request.
 **   Military transfer hours that do not apply to degree requirements will be excluded from attempted hours in the evaluation of maximum attempted
         hours in SAP evaluation.

For a printed copy of the:   SAP Policy

Academic Progress Appeal for IU Kokomo.

Last updated: 08/30/2017