S.A.P and LOANS: Federal Direct Loans are a form of financial aid and are low-interest loans intended to help defray the cost of a student's college education. Repayment is required when a student graduates, drops below 6 units a semester, or withdraws from all their classes. Shasta College has the right to reduce or deny loans on a case-by-case basis for students at high-risk for default, including students on Warning, Probation, Contract or in Excess Units. Students who do not meet all SAP standards are considered to be at high-risk and should plan accordingly to meet their educational costs without dependence on maximum annual loan limits. For more information on student loan information, please visit: Federal Direct Loans

Remedial Courses: Federal regulations allow a student to receive Federal Student Aid for up to one academic year’s (30 semester units) worth of remedial coursework. All units attempted are included in the quantitative and qualitative determination of a student’s Pace and GPA determination of a student’s SAP. Up to thirty units of remedial coursework will be excluded from the Quantitative standard. Once a student reaches thirty units of attempted and/or completed remedial coursework, any additional remedial courses will be counted towards their Quantitative SAP status.

Repeatability: You may include any repetition courses in a program in the student’s enrollment for a term as long as the student has never passed the course. If the student passes the course, you may include one repetition after passing the course. Any second or subsequent repetition of the passed course may not be included in the student’s enrollment status for the purposes of title IV and HEA programs.

Withdrawals and Non-Passing Grades: Students who have received Pell Grant, SEOG, and/or Federal Loans and withdrawal or do not pass all of their classes may be required to return funds to the college. Read more on our Return to Title IV Policy at: Return to Title IV Information

Change of Majors: Changes to a student’s educational goal (major) may affect future financial aid eligibility due to the Quantitative standard.

Gap in Enrollment: A gap in enrollment, cannot regain a student’s eligibility for financial aid if they have not been successful in meeting the GPA or Pace component of SAP. Students, who were not successful in meeting the GPA and/or Pace component and have a gap in enrollment, must be considered for either probation or a contract. It is possible that a student may have a change of major as well; however a change of major will only affect the student’s eligibility in regards to their QUANTITATIVE SAP status.

Military Deployment: Students who have been deployed for military reasons may have a WARNING or INELIGIBLE status removed upon return with adequate documentation.