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Why am I on Financial Aid warning or suspension and this is my first semester receiving Financial Aid?

Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is calculated based on a student's entire college history regardless of wheather or not the student received financial aid during those terms.

The government sets official standards of satisfactory academic progress (SAP) for you to receive financial aid. Failure to meet those standards may result in a financial aid suspension status when transferring from another college.

You are expected to pass a minimum of 75 percent of all hours attempted. This includes coursework attempted at San Jacinto College and coursework transferred from other institutions. The following grades are considered successfully completed: A, B, C, D. For repeated courses, only the course with the highest grade is used to calculate the pass rate; however, these courses will still be included in your total attempted hours.

You are expected to complete your educational objective within the first 90 hours attempted, whether you’ve changed majors or are pursuing multiple degrees or certificates. Grades of F, I, W, NG, and N, repeated, developmental and ESOL courses are counted in this total.

If for any reason you haven’t met the GPA or pass rate standards, you will be placed on financial aid warning. Think of it as a heads-up, a way of letting you know what you need to do. Even under warning status, you can continue to receive your financial aid. If you’re not in compliance by the end of your warning term or we receive transfer work while you are on a warning that does not improve your status, you will be placed on suspension and are no longer eligible to receive financial aid. But that doesn’t have to be the end of the story, there are still options for you to regain eligibility by submitting an appeal.

Financial Aid Department