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Satisfactory Academic Progress - Maintaining your eligibilty

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) which includes ten colleges and two skill centers, has a Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. This policy affects any student that has or will apply for financial aid.
Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal regulations (CFR 668.32(f) and 668.34) require a student to move toward the completion of a degree or certificate within an eligible program when receiving financial aid. Specific requirements for academic progress for financial aid recipients are applied differently than Scholastic Standards. Federal regulations state that Academic Progress Standards must include a review of all periods of enrollment, regardless of whether or not aid was received. The student must meet the following minimum standards in order to receive financial aid.

The complete SAP policy and appeal/ petitions are available to download in the right column.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Fall 2014

Any student who failed to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards for Fall 2014 receives a message in their my.maricopa.edu account Message Center. Students who are registered for the Fall 2014 semester and do not meet the required SAP standards lose financial aid eligibility. If applicable, students may file a SAP Appeal for review. If the SAP Appeal is denied, it is the student’s responsibility to pay all charges or set up a payment plan to avoid their classes being dropped for non-payment. Any SAP appeals received after August 14, 2014 may result in classes being dropped for non-payment if the student has not paid all charges or set up a payment plan. SAP appeals and supporting documentation may be forwarded to the Financial Aid Office via email: finaid@estrellamoutain.edu or fax: 623-935-8871.