Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

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Read the Complete Guide to maintain your Financial Aid Eligibility by clicking the following link:
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy 2014-2015 

​Although there are more guidelines listed in the SAP Policy above, we will discuss the three most important parts to the Financial Aid SAP Policy: GPA, Pace and Quantitative. 
The student will be placed on WARNING or INELIGIBILITY if the student does not meet all three components​. Below is information regarding each topic.

​GPA (Grade Point Average):

This is the cumulative calculation of all prior course work grades at Shasta College.
Financial Aid GPA Requirement​:  Maintain a minimum 2.0 Cumulative GPA

Pace ​

The total cumulative units completed vs. the ​total cumulative units attempted (including W’s) at Shasta College. The student must maintain at least a 67% cumulative pace. See Example below:
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The total number of units required for your major, not to exceed 150%, vs. the cumulative total number of units attempted by the student per the student's Completed Education Plan. See Example below:
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Once you are placed on WARNING, you will only be processed and funded for one semester at a time.

You must submit a copy of your Shasta College transcript once ALL grades have been posted for the current semester, to the Financial Aid Office to determine your eligibility for a second semester of funding. 

If you meet the three components for SAP, the WARNING status will be removed and you are now in good standing with Financial Aid. 


Students who are placed on an INELIGIBLE status have not met one or more of the three components of the SAP policy for a second time consecutively.

The student can clear the "Ineligible" status for GPA and Pace by completing all required SAP components without financial aid funding and submitting a copy of the student's unofficial transcript for SAP review. If the student is ineligible due to the Quantitative component, an appeal must be submitted to be considered for further funding.

The student may submit a ONE-TIME "Request for Appeal" form. This process can lead to the ineligible status being waived.
It is the student's responsibility to understand their SAP standing.
While every effort is made to send a courtesy notice when the student is placed on warning or is ineligible, lack of timely receipt of this notification will not change the student's status. The student's SAP standing is viewable via the "My Documents START Here" screen through "My Shasta".

Request for Appeal Form:

 ​Click the link below to complete and print the form: 

Submit the form in person or by mail to the Shasta College Financial Aid Office or to one of the following outreach campuses: Trinity in Weaverville, Tehama in Red Bluff or Intermountain in Burney. 

What happens after I submit a Request for Appeal?

An Appeal Petition will be mailed to you after your request has been reviewed.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to give an exact timeframe regarding the length of the appeal process. All notifications regarding a student's appeal will be sent by mail. The appeal process can take a number of weeks, so it is best to plan for your semester as if you will not receive grant or loan funding.

Thinking about withdrawing from Shasta College during the semester?

Before making a decision to drop your classes review the many valuable resources Shasta College Student Services offers to help you succeed. Withdrawing during the semester will affect your Financial Aid SAP status and may affect funding you have received prior to the student's withdrawal date. 

Students withdraw during the semester for a variety of reasons.  Because financial aid is earned per day, the student may be required to repay funds. Financial Aid will calculate, as of the day the student withdraws, what the student has earned vs what they have been paid. If the student has received more funding than they have earned, they will be responsible to repay those funds.​

Students who owe a repayment will not be able to receive transcripts, register in a future term or receive further financial aid.