Answer to common questions regarding financial aid.
Students who receive financial aid have a special obligation to complete their contracts and ISPs satisfactorily and on time. An Incomplete or Unsatisfactory contract or ISP puts aid at risk. If students have any questions regarding the financial aid implications for any aspects of their contract, they should speak with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Purposes (SAP) is checked in January and June as a part of the college’s participation in Federal Financial Aid programs. The office of Admissions and Financial Aid checks the following aspects of SAP:
Office staff check in June, after evaluations are due, to ensure that students who receive Bright Futures have satisfactory evaluations for both fall and spring semester contracts.
Limited changes can be made. Timing is very important, so the student should request a re-check as soon as possible.
Perhaps the most common problem is that contract assessments that are “Incomplete” or “Unsatisfactory” will prevent renewal of Bright Futures, and prevent a student from meeting SAP requirements. In order to help avoid this, students should make sure to submit their work on time, and faculty to complete their evaluations by the deadline.
Students with multiple Unsatisfactory and/or Incomplete contracts should ask about appealing for financial aid; permission to enroll does not automatically guarantee eligibility for aid