DePaul University > Admission & Aid > Financial Aid > Maintain Eligibility > Satisfactory Academic Progress > Definitions and Terminology
All credit-bearing course hours, including:
The policy requires that you maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) to remain eligible for financial aid.
You must successfully complete at least two-thirds (66.67%) of all your attempted credit hours. This includes all courses you’re enrolled in after the last day to drop courses. For example, if you attempt 12 credit hours a term, you are expected to complete at least 8 credit hours.
If you are assigned a financial aid probation status, or are completing a financial aid academic plan, you are expected to maintain a minimum term GPA of at least 2.50 or higher as determined by the committee. Your specific term requirements are located on the “View My FA Academic Progress” panel within your Financial Aid tile in Campus Connect.
Any course with a passing grade (A, B, C, D or PA) is successfully completed.Any course with a non-passing grade (F, W, WA, FX, R, IN or M) is not successfully completed.
Repeated and original course credits are both counted towards cumulative attempted credit hours. The repeat grade is treated in the cumulative GPA according to university policy. Refer to your Academic Catalog for more information on how repeated grades are calculated in your cumulative GPA.
Treatment of Repeated Coursework for Financial Aid Disbursement.
Audited courses do not earn academic credit and are not eligible for federal, state, and institutional financial aid. They are not evaluated in the review of your SAP.
Non-credit development courses do not earn academic credit and are not eligible for federal, state, and institutional financial aid. They are not evaluated in the review of your SAP.
You are eligible to receive aid in this status. Financial aid “warning” is assigned when you have fallen below the minimum thresholds of SAP:
If you do not meet SAP requirements at the end of your Warning term, your financial aid will be suspended.
You are not eligible to receive federal, state, and most institutional aid in this status. “Not Meeting SAP” status is assigned if:
The Office of Financial Aid reserves the right to suspend your aid if you withdraw completely or fail to complete all courses in a term.
If your SAP status is “Not Meeting SAP”, you can appeal by the deadline in Campus Connect. Submitting an appeal does not guarantee the reinstatement of your financial aid eligibility.
A SAP appeal is a written request from a student submitted after aid is suspended.
Please review the Appeal Financial Aid Suspension section for more information.
Approved SAP appeals will be placed on a probationary status and you will be notified via email.
Probation lasts one term and your requirements will be determined by the SAP committee. You can review your specific GPA and/or completion ratio requirements in Campus Connect (Financial Aid tile > View My FA Academic Status).
Meeting your requirements after your probationary term places you back in good standing. You must continue to meet minimum SAP requirements in your future enrollment.
You may need more than one consecutive term to meet minimum SAP requirements. If you meet your probationary requirements, but you don’t meet overall SAP requirements, you may continue onto Academic Plans 1 and 2.
By the end of Academic Plan 2, you must meet minimum SAP requirements, or you will be suspended.