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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

To be eligible for federal, state, and institutional financial aid, all students are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.  The regulations provided by the U.S. Department of Education are geared to encourage student progress toward obtaining a degree. Virginia Tech has established its own policy to adhere to these guidelines.

If a student fails any of the SAP standards, the student’s financial aid eligibility will be suspended, this includes the ability to apply for an alternative/private student loan.

SAP Appeal Deadlines

2021-2022

Summer Session

May 27, 2022 
 

2022-2023

Fall Semester

August 19, 2022

Winter Session  

December 23, 2022

Spring Semester

January 13, 2023

Summer Session 

May 19, 2023 

 

Financial Aid Census  

Financial Aid Census is the date University Scholarships and Financial Aid freezes enrollment hours and your enrollment at that time is used to determine your eligibility for financial aid.  

2021-2022

Summer session

May 27, 2022 (If enrolling for summer after this date the census date will be the date that your award is processed and based on your enrollment at that time.) 
 

2022-2023 

Fall Semester

August 29, 2022

Winter Session

January 3, 2023

Spring Semester

January 24, 2023

Summer Session 

May 26, 2023 (If enrolling for summer after this date the census date will be the date that your award is processed and based on your enrollment at that time.)  

 

 

 

 

 

2021-2022 Appeal Documents

2021-2022 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal

2021-2022 Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Advisor Form

2022-2023 Appeal Documents

2022-2023 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal

2022-2023 Satisfactory Academic Progress Academic Advisor Appeal Form

Note: If you are failing for Maximum Timeframe you are required to submit both the SAP Appeal form and the SAP Advisor form. GPA and Pace of Progress only require the SAP Appeal form.