Lack of Satisfactory Academic Progress may affect Financial Aid Eligibility
California State University, San Bernardino’s (CSUSB) Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards that determine a student’s eligibility to receive Financial Aid have changed from annual to term-based SAP review beginning the 2022/2023 academic year. SAP Standards will now be measured for all aid applicants at the conclusion of each term. CSUSB’s initial measurement under the new standards, outlined below, will take place after Spring 2022 grades become official.
To comply with federal and state requirements, California State University, San Bernardino established a term by term Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy. This policy applies reasonable standards for measuring whether a student, who is otherwise eligible for financial aid, is maintaining SAP toward the completion of their educational objective(s).
During this review, which is conducted after every term, your academic progress will be reviewed in the following areas:
- Qualitative Standard: students must maintain good academic standing by meeting the GPA requirements as they are outlined in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (see link below in the box for Undergraduates and Post-Baccalaureates policy) and
- Quantitative Standard: comparing the number of units attempted versus the number of units earned on a term by term basis and within time limits to complete a degree on a cumulative basis (see Eligibility and Duration of Eligibility using the link below in the box for Undergraduates and Post-Baccalaureates policy).
Withdrawn courses also count towards qualitative/quantitative standards and are used in the SAP calculation.
Failure to meet SAP standards in these areas will constitute ineligibility to receive financial aid.
Students who fail to make satisfactory academic progress will be notified via their CSUSB e-mail and by a ToDo item in MyCoyote.
|Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Undergraduates||This is the CSU, San Bernardino Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Undergraduates. It details the academic progress undergraduate students must maintain to continue to be eligible for financial aid.|
|Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Post-Baccalaureates||This is the CSU, San Bernardino Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Post-Baccalaureates. It details the academic progress students in a second bachelors, credential, graduate, or doctoral program must maintain to continue to be eligible for financial aid.|