Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Basic Requirements

If students receive federal financial aid, they are required to maintain satisfactory progress toward their degree. Satisfactory progress is measured with two standards, qualitative, which is grade-based and quantitative, which is time-related. Download the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) which outlines Miami University’s policy for monitoring a student’s progress at miamioh.edu/financialaid/forms.

Change in Enrollment

A student's initial award is typically based on full-time, full-year enrollment. Students must inform the Office of Financial Assistance in writing or via BannerWeb on the Resources/Additional Information tab if their intended enrollment is less than full time or less than a full year. Changes in enrollment could require adjustments to aid before funds can disburse to a student's Bursar account. Usually, a student must be enrolled for at least six hours to be eligible for any type of aid.

In the case of students who change their enrollment prior to the end of the drop/add period, their grant(s), scholarship(s), and/or loan eligibility will be recalculated. Students will receive a revised award notification listing any changes in their aid package.

At the end of the last day to drop a course without a grade, the student's enrollment will be frozen and the financial aid for the semester will be based on the number of credit hours the student is enrolled at that time. Students should make sure they are enrolled for all the classes (including sprint courses) they intend to take for the 2013 fall semester by close of business on September 13, 2013 and for 2014 spring semester by February 13, 2014.

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