Financial Aid

Satisfactory Academic Progress - Maintaining your eligibility

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) - Spring 2016

    Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will be evaluated through the end of Fall 2015. Any student who failed to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for Spring 2016 will receive a message in their Message Center ( Students who are registered for the Spring 2016 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 immediately pay all charges or set up a payment plan to avoid their classes being dropped for non-payment. SAP appeals received after January 11, 2015 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: or fax: 623-935-8871.