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Maintaining Your Eligibility

Maintaining your eligibility for financial aid

Congratulations! You’ve been approved for financial aid. Now, all you have to do to keep it is meet the standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). It’s important to know that if you don’t meet this criteria, you could lose your financial aid and may be required to repay the aid you’ve already received. So, please take a look at the information provided here, to learn everything you need to know to keep your financial aid.

Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Eligibility

CGCC’s SAP standards outline what students need to do to maintain their eligibility for financial aid. SAP is based on federal regulations 34 CFR 668.32(f) and 668.34, which require students to work toward the completion of a degree or certificate within an eligible program when receiving financial aid. 

SAP requirements are not the same as CGCC’s Scholastic Standards, which are the performance requirements for attending the college. Students will be evaluated for SAP using the standards discussed in the videos below. Failure to meet any of these standards will result in the loss of federal financial aid (grants, work study, and loans) eligibility.


Get Additional Info

Watch these helpful videos to learn how to maintain your eligibility

SAP Explained


What Does SAP Stand For?

What does SAP stand for?


The Importance of Understanding SAP

Importance of Understanding SAP