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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

When you receive federal or state financial aid, federal guidelines require that you make real and measurable progress toward your degree in order to continue to receive federal or state financial aid. This requirement is called Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). 

The Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy addresses your academic progress during all your terms of enrollment at DePaul, including summer, whether or not you receive financial aid during the terms. At DePaul, this policy applies to federal, state, and need-based institutional aid, and most forms of institutional merit-based or talent-based aid. Note that institutional aid programs may have specific eligibility or renewal requirements in addition to the minimum requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

We encourage you to also review our Satisfactory Academic Progress FAQ.