When we evaluate your SAP status, we review all coursework within your career. The evaluation includes courses taken for current or previous majors at all campuses of the University of Colorado. We review all students progress, regardless of if a student has applied for financial aid.
We use three measures when evaluating Satisfactory Academic Progress. The measures include grade point average (GPA), course completion rate (pace), and maximum time frame. Additional details for each measurement are included below.
To be in good standing, you must complete 67% of the courses you attempt.
The number of credits you attempt in your time as a student is also measured. To be in good standing, you must complete a degree or certificate prior to attempting 150% of the credits needed for the program.
If you are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress, we will notify you by university email after the final grade date for the term. Final grade dates are available on the Office of the Registrar’s academic calendar.
If you are not meeting the minimum GPA or completion rate, you will be placed on financial aid warning status for one term.
If you are not meeting the minimum GPA and completion rate after the warning term, you will be placed on financial aid suspension. If you exceed the maximum time frame of your program, you will be placed on financial aid suspension and will not have a term of warning.
If your financial aid has been suspended, you will not be eligible for the following types of aid.
Students placed on suspension have two ways to receive financial aid again:
We recognize life circumstances may interfere with your academic performance. A successful appeal will include the following information:
After you submit your appeal, our office will review the documentation you provide and consider you for financial aid. There are three possible outcomes when you submit the appeal.
CU Denver has a maximum appeal limit of five appeals during a student’s undergraduate career at the university, and a limit of three appeals during a graduate/professional career.
Appeals received 30 days prior to the first day of classes will be reviewed no later than last day to drop with a 100% tuition refund. Please review the Billing Office calendar, as course drop fees may still apply.
Due to processing times, SAP appeals with all supporting documentation must be submitted to the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office at least 14 business days prior to the end of the term. Appeals submitted with less than 14 business days remaining in the term will be considered for the next term of enrollment. No aid will be retroactively awarded.
Please Note: Although your appeal may be approved, you are not guaranteed to receive all aid you may have been eligible for as funding is limited and maybe exhausted.