Financial Aid and Satisfactory Academic Progress

As a college student receiving financial aid, you must understand your school's policy toward satisfactory academic progress, or SAP. What this means in the most basic terms is that in order to continue to be eligible for financial aid you must meet certain academic standards each semester that demonstrate you are on track to attain your degree. Schools vary slightly in their exact standards. At NMU an undergraduate student must maintain a 2.00 cumulative grade point average; and graduate students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative grade point average. NMU students must also earn 67 percent of all credit hours attempted. They must also not surpass the 150 percent mark of their degree program's total required credit hours.

These standards are reviewed every semester.  Students not meeting the GPA or earning percentage thresholds will be given a one semester warning period during their next semester of enrollment to improve their NMU cumulative grade point average to these levels.

If the student is unable to meet these standards after the warning period, then financial aid eligibility will be lost until such time as the student is again meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.  Students not meeting these requirements will have the right to appeal their loss of eligibility.

Understanding NMU's Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy