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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.

2021-2022 Appeal Deadlines

Fall/Winter - August 20, 2021  

Spring - January 14, 2022  

Summer - May 27, 2022 


Financial Aid Census Dates

Fall Semester

August 27, 2021.

Winter Session 

January 4, 2022.

Spring Semester 

January 25, 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.)  





2021-2022 Appeal Documents

2021-2022 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal

2021-2022 Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Advisor 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.