To be eligible for financial aid (including Work-Study), you must meet NSCC’s Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Financial Aid Recipients.

Your academic progress for financial aid purposes is reviewed at the end of each semester. In order to maintain satisfactory progress for financial aid, you must satisfy all three elements of the standards policy: (1) number of credits attempted/ earned; (2) grade point average (GPA); and (3) maximum credit review.

Number of Credits Attempted/Earned

You are required to complete successfully (with letter grade of A, B, C, D, or P) a minimum of 66 percent of the total number of credits attempted each semester. Letter grades of F, W, or IP will not be considered as credits successfully completed or earned.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

You are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C grade.) Refer to the Academic Catalog for more information regarding grading policies.

Maximum Credit

The final part of the standard is Maximum Credit. Federal regulations require that the school set a maximum time frame in which students are expected to finish their program of study.

Under this standard, you must complete your degree or certificate within 150 percent of the published program length.

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