Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)Financial aid funds will only pay for courses required for your declared program of study.
Federal regulations require that all federal financial aid recipients be enrolled in a degree-seeking or approved certificate program and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to maintain eligibility. All federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs administered by CCBC are also governed by this policy.
Degree seeking students
- Students, who are currently in good standing, are required to be evaluated once a year (after the spring semester).
- Students, who are assigned a status of warning or probation or are currently on an academic plan, are required to be reviewed at the end of each semester/payment period.
- Students, who are enrolled in a certificate program are required to be reviewed at the end of each semester/payment period.
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Federal Direct Stafford Loans (Subsidized & Unsubsidized)
- Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
- Student Employment (Federal Work-Study and Institutional Student Employment)
- CCBC Opportunity Grant
- CCBC Completion Scholarship
- CCBC Foundation Inc. Scholarships
- Maryland State Education Assistance and Guaranteed Access Grants
- Maryland State Delegate & Senatorial Scholarships
- Maryland State Tuition Waiver Program
CCBC complies with this requirement by monitoring each student’s academic progress against three standards: minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA), minimum completion rate, and maximum time frame for completion of a degree or certificate consistent with the provisions of this policy. Learn more»
Students with a suspended status and documented extenuating circumstances may appeal their suspension. Students may appeal for GPA, completion rate, and maximum timeframe. Learn more»