Federal regulations require that a student receiving federal ﬁnancial aid make satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the standards set by the College and the federal government. These limitations include all terms of enrollment, whether or not aid was awarded or received. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards also apply to state aid. Progress is measured throughout the academic program by the student’s cumulative grade point average (Qualitative) and by credits earned as a percentage of those attempted (Quantitative or Pace of Completion). In addition, students must complete their programs of study before attempting 150% of the credits required to complete the program. The College Financial Aid Ofﬁce will evaluate satisfactory academic progress before aid is awarded and after grades are posted for every term, starting with their ﬁrst term of enrollment. Some career studies certiﬁcate programs (i.e., shorter than 24 credits in total length) are ineligible for student ﬁnancial aid, but those credits will be counted toward all SAP requirements (GPA, Completion Rate, Maximum Timeframe, and Developmental Maximum) if the student later enrolls in an eligible program.