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Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center is defined as a 77% grade average and a 90% attendance rate (Pace of Completion).  To maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, students also must maintain pace of progression (90%) to ensure completion within maximum timeframe. Students must maintain pace that will ensure completion within 111% of published length of program.

If a student is on an approved leave of absence (LOA), when the student returns, they will return at the same timeline of their previous maximum time frame.  In addition, if a student has approved transfer hours, these transfer hours are counted towards the 111% maximum timeframe of the published length of the program.  The GPA is not counted for transfer credit hours.

Students who are awarded Pell Grants and/Direct Stafford Loans must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress for continued aid eligibility.  All periods of enrollment count toward Satisfactory Academic Progress (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer), including periods when a student does not received Title IV aid (Pell and Direct Stafford Loans). Satisfactory Academic Progress will be evaluated at the end of each payment period. Any student who fails to make Satisfactory Academic Progress will be notified that he/she has been placed on “Warning” status. Financial Aid eligibility will be lost if the student does not achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress compliance by the end of the next payment period.  

In order to continue to receive financial aid students must maintain satisfactory progress, according to the following standards:
      • Quality (grades) - Student must maintain a cumulative grade average of 77%. 
      • Time Frame - Student must complete within 111% of the normal length of the program to remain on aid. 
      • Completion Rate - Student must maintain a cumulative 90% attendance percentage.

Example Of SAP: A student enrolled in a 1,500 hour program that meets 20 hours per week would be 75 weeks in length.  111% of 75 weeks is 83.25 weeks. A student enrolled in this program may receive aid while enrolled in this program for up to 83.25 weeks to complete the 1,500 clock hours required for successful completion.  The 1,500 hour program at 111% would allow for up to 1,665 hours to complete the program as a maximum time frame. 
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