Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal student financial assistance regulations require Sterling College, as an institution offering federal student financial assistance, to measure Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) of each attending student on a regular basis. SAP, as assessed by Sterling College’s Financial Aid Office, is separate and distinct from a student’s academic standing as determined by his/her college or academic unit at Sterling College. SAP is a method of measuring a student’s progress toward program completion.  To be eligible for federal aid, a student must maintain satisfactory academic progress. 

For more information about Satisfactory Academic Progress please refer to the current Academic Catalog.

If a student is found to be out of compliance with Satisfactory Academic Progress they will need to appeal.

Please contact the Financial Aid Office with questions.