Satisfactory Academic Progress

Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal financial aid funds are awarded with the understanding that students will make progress toward their chosen degree. Central State University, as directed by the U.S. Department of Education, has established Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress that students must meet in order to receive Title IV student aid. Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress apply to the following types of federal financial aid: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Work‐Study, Federal Direct Loan (Subsidized and Unsubsidized), Federal Graduate PLUS Loan, and Federal Parent PLUS Loan.

A student's Satisfactory Academic Progress is determined by two important measures: GPA and pace.

Grade Point Average (GPA) - a minimum 2.0 is required.

Pace - successful completion of 67% of credits attempted.

Additionally, students are required to complete their degree within one and a half times the length of the program.

Please read the SAP Policy for more information on how SAP is determined.

To submit an appeal, please go to the CSU Financial Aid portal.