Frequently Asked Questions
|How do my grades effect my financial aid?|
Federal regulations require that students maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in their program of study to continue receiving Federal Title IV aid (federal student financial aid). Failure to maintain SAP will result in the loss of federal student financial aid. Federal student financial aid includes:
∑ Pell Grant
∑ Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
∑ Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
∑ PLUS loan
∑ Federal Work Study Program
∑ HOPE Scholarship and Grant (HOPE is not federal aid, but is affected)
Satisfactory Academic Progress standards are measured based on the students performance at Georgia Perimeter College and accepted transfer courses. Satisfactory Academic Progress is measured using a studentís entire academic history at Georgia Perimeter College and accepted transfer hours. These measures include:
1. CGPA: A student must maintain a certain Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) at Georgia Perimeter College.
2. Pace: The pace at which a student must progress in his/her program of study is earning 67% of the total hours attempted.
3. Maximum timeframe: The maximum amount of hours a student may receive financial aid is 150% of the total hours published in his/her program of study.
Students must meet each of the measures to continue receiving financial aid at Georgia Perimeter College. These standards apply to part-time students as well as full-time students. Satisfactory Academic Progress is measured at the end of each term of enrollment after grades have been posted. Students are notified of their status on the Student Information System (SIS), student GPC email, and letter mail.
For more information visit SAP-Standard Academic Progress at http://depts.gpc.edu/~finaid/SAP_Policy.htm